Aquatic Plant Profiles

There are many aquatic plants that can be used in constructed wetlands. They have many different characteristics. Thus, some are almost "specialized" or better suited to certain uses in constructed wetlands. As a result, we have provided in depth information on species most commonly used in constructed wetlands.

Some of these plants are rooted into the bottoms of bodies of water while others simply float on the surface of the wetland. Another important characteristic of these plants is whether they are native to the area or were introduced as part of the ornamental trade.

A complete alphabetical list of all plants described in the site is provided with links to profiles of each plant. Complete lists are accompanied by listings that employ several different sorting methods based on plant characteristics.

Should you have any questions regarding the terminology used in this section of the website, please reference our terminology page using the link at the left side of the page.

Sorting Methods

By Common Name

By Scientific Name


Complete Listing: Scientific Name


Sorted Listing: Native vs Introduced by Common Name

Native

Introduced


Sorted Listing: Native vs. Introduced by Scientific Name

Native

Introduced


Sorted Listing: Rooted vs. Floating by Common Name

Rooted

Floating


Sorted Listing: Rooted vs. Floating by Scientific Name

Rooted

Floating