Plants for Floating Treatment Wetlands

Floating treatment wetland options from invasive (duckweed) to emergent recommended (Thalia)Instead of using free-floating plants, such as water hyacinth, water lettuce, or duckweed (which are invasive).  

Floating treatment wetlands accommodate emergent plants, which greatly expands the plant palette.  The table below lists a selection of species that have been used in floating treatment wetlands research.  

Floating treatment wetland suggested plant list

Plants in the table from research projects by:

  • White, S.A. 2009. "Nutrient remediation using vegetated floating mats." SNA Research Conference Proceedings. 54, 39-43.
  • Hubbard, R.K. 2010. "Floating Vegetated Mats for Improving Surface Water Quality." Emerging Environmental Technologies.