||Water Hyacinth Shiny
green leaves. Stems expand into pseudo bulbs. Orchid-like lavendar flowers. Long, bushy
roots for spawning. Hardy zones 9-10.
courtesy of Aqua Mart
.Water Lettuce Pistia ssp
More intricately pattern than common water lettuce and a better overall plant.
Compact growing habit.
Photograph courtesy of Patio Garden Ponds
||Sensitive Plant Tropical Marginal plant.
Creeping plant whose leaves close upon touch. Planting depth: 3-8". Full sun to
partial shade. Yellow flowers in summer. Hardy zones 9-11
courtesy of The Water
||Parrot's Feather When
planted 12" deep, shiny gray/green heads appear on water's surface. If planted in
shallow water, fern-like leaves trail on water's surface. Roots provide spawning area for
fish. Hardy zones 5-10.
Photograph courtesy of The Water Garden