Aquatic plants are often beautiful and exciting. Cattails, also called the bulrush plant, will grow where there is a lot of moisture, and they will become anywhere from 1.5 to 3 feet tall. They can grow very fast and are unique in their flowers, which look very much like sausages. These sausage-like heads on the cattails are a collection of tiny brown flowers. They have been given a vast variety of nicknames because of their distinctive appearance. Bulrush plants stand erect and are usually found in marshy areas.
The water lily is one of the most beautiful aquatic plants you can find. It is a hardy plant. It has a long stalk that is rooted in the mud to support round and flat leaves. The leaves float on the water, as do the flowers. The flowers are large and can be of many different colors. These grace many ponds with their lovely petals. The water lily also bears small fruits. It is a perennial that multiplies and can be found in many different varieties all across the world.
Duckweed plants are some of the smallest flowering plants in the world. They can soon cover the surface of the water and are made up of tiny green leaves. Most of the time, they reproduce asexually with buds that grow new stems. Ducks often feed on these small plants, hence the name duckweed. They can be anywhere from a sixteenth of an inch in length to a quarter of an inch in diameter, and they grow and expand their presence in lakes very quickly.
Each of these lovely, unique aquatic plants will make a beautiful addition to a water garden. You are sure to enjoy them.