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(aquatic plants) (aquatic plants)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Informal)

HALORAGACEAE (water-milfoils) Family 2 subtaxa  
Myriophyllum L. (water milfoils)
Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrot’S Feather), eg: Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrot’S Feather) - Straggly bits near pond margin Myriophyllum verticillatum (Whorled Water-milfoil), eg: Myriophyllum verticillatum (Whorled Water-milfoil) - Turion
Genus 2 subtaxa 2 ident refs
ALISMATACEAE (water-plantains)
Alisma (water-plantains), eg: Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water-plantain) - Plant with floating and emergent leaves Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water-plantain), eg: Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water-plantain) - Flower Sagittaria (arrowheads), eg: Sagittaria sagittifolia (Arrowhead) - Close-up
Family 4 subtaxa 7 ident refs
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit), eg: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit) - Flower - oblique view - in situ Lagarosiphon major (Curly Waterweed), eg: Lagarosiphon major (Curly Waterweed) - Colony - in water Stratiotes aloides (Water-soldier), eg: Stratiotes aloides (Water-soldier) - Single plant - emergent
Family 7 subtaxa 10 ident refs
Potamogeton (pondweeds), eg: Potamogeton pusillus (Lesser Pondweed) - Plant
Family 6 subtaxa 10 ident refs
Iris pseudacorus L. (Yellow Iris, Yellow Flag)
Species   1 ident refs
TYPHACEAE (bulrushes)
Sparganium (bur-reeds), eg: Sparganium erectum (Branched Bur-reed) - Plant Typha (bulrushes, reedmaces), eg: Typha latifolia (Bulrush, Greater Reedmace) - Plant - base
Family 5 subtaxa 4 ident refs
NYMPHAEACEAE (water lilies)
Nuphar (lesser water lilies), eg: Nuphar lutea (Yellow Water-lily) - Floating on water surface Nymphaea (water lilies), eg: Nymphaea alba (White Water-lily) - Flower and leaf - close-up
Family 2 subtaxa 5 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

anon., 2012 Elodea / Lagarosiphion / Egeria densa / Hydrilla
anon., 2012 Lake-bottom ‘isoetids’ with terete leaves: Eriocaulon / Isoetes / Littorella / Lobelia / Subularia, vegetative.
Rich, T.C.G. & Preston, C.D., 2012 Aquatics with fine, linear leaves (Eleogiton, Juncus, Najas, Pilularia, Potamogeton, Ruppia and Zannichellia)

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