Floating-leaf Aquatic


 
Lemna spp.
Duck weed

Tiny floating aquatic with good wildlife and water treatment value. Floats on surface of lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams.

Nelumbo lutea
American lotus

Rooted floating aquatic, large circular leaves reaching 1 to 3 feet wide. Large showy flowers are yellow, 4 to 10 inches wide when fully open.

Nuphar advena
Spatterdock

Aquatic herb with round floating leaves and attractive yellow flowers.

Nymphaea odorata
American white waterlily

Rooted aquatic with floating leaves, green above and purplish beneath. Flowers are showy white with yellow stamens.