Plant & Algae ID

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aquatic plants with lines

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Algae

planktonic algae

Planktonic Algae

 

Filamentous Algae

Filamentous Algae

 

Starry Stonewort
Nitella
Chara

Starry Stonewort

Nitellaopsis obtusa

 

Nitella spp.

 

Chara spp.

 

 

Emergent Plants

Pickerelweed

Pickerelweed 

Pontederia cordata

bulrush

Bulrush

Scirpus spp

arrowhead

Arrowhead

Sagittaria lancifolia

Common cattail

Cattail

Typha latifolia

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife 

Lythrum Salicaria

Phragmites

Phragmites

Phragmites australis

 

Floating Plants

Bladderwort

Bladderwort 

Utricularia Foliosa

Duckweed

Duckweed

Lenaceae spp.

Watermeal

Watermeal

Wolffia spp.

Watershield

Watershield

Brasenia

Schreberi

Spatterdock, cow lily

Spatterdock,

cow lily

Nuphar advena

White waterlily

White Waterlify

Nymphaea

odorata

 

Submersed Plants

Carolina Fanwort 

Cabomba caroliniana

Clasping-leaf Pondweed 

Potamogeton richardsonii

American Pondweed 

Potamogeton nodosus

American Pondweed
Carolina Fanwort
clasping-leaf pondweed, Richardson Pondweed
coontail

Coontail 

Ceratophyllum demersum

Eurasion milfoil in hand

Eurasian Watermilfoil 

Myriophyllum spicatum

illinois pondweed

Illinois Pondweed 

Potamogeton illinoensis

Northern Milfoil

Northern Watermilfoil 

Myriophyllum sibiricum

curly-leaf pondweed

Curly-leaf Pondweed 

Potamogeton crispus

Elodea

Elodea 

Elodea canadensis

Flat-Stem Pondweed

Flat-stem Pondweed 

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Horned Pondweed

Horned Pondweed 

Zannichellia palustris

Largeleaf Pondweed
Naiad

Large-leaf Pondweed 

Potamogeton amplifolius

Naiad 

Najas spp.

Variable-leaf Watermilfoil 

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Sago Pondweed 

Stuckenia pectinata

Sago pondweed
Variable-Leaf Milfoil
wild celery

Wild Celery 

Vallisneria americana