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Emergent Aquatic Plants in Alabama 

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An emergent plant is a plant where the majority of the plant is above the water line and supports itself - sometimes completely out of the water. These plants are usually along the shoreline, but may extend quite a distance from the shore if water depth is very gradual or if they have buoyant structures such as large, hollow stems.

 Alternanthera phyloxeroides taken by Graves Lovell
Alligatorweed
Alternanthera phyloxeroides
Exotic

 Ammannia coccinea taken by Graves Lovell
Purple Toothcup
Ammannia coccinea

Bidens laevis taken by Graves Lovell 
Burr-marigold
Bidens laevis

Canna spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Cana
Canna spp.

Carex lupulina taken by Graves Lovell
Hop Sedge
Carex lupulina

 Cephalanthus occidentalis taken by Graves Lovell
Button Bush
Cephalanthus occidentalis

 Colocasia esculenta taken by Graves Lovell
Wild Taro
Colocasia esculenta
Exotic


Dodder
Cuscuta spp.

Cyperus odoratus taken by Graves Lovell
Flat Sedge
Cyperus odoratus

Cyperus surinamensis taken by Graves Lovell
Tropical Flat Sedge
Cyperus surinamensis

Dulichium arundinaceum taken by Graves Lovell
Three-way Sedge
Dulichium arundinaceum

 Echinodorus cordifolius taken by Graves Lovell
Creeping Burhead
Echinodorus cordifolius

Eleocharis quadrangulata taken by Graves Lovell
Squarestem Spikerush
Eleocharis quadrangulata

Eriocaulon spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Hatpins
Eriocaulon spp.  

Hydrocotyl spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Marsh Pennywort
Hydrocotyle umbellata 

 

Hydrolea quadrivalvis taken by Graves Lovell
Waterpod
Hydrolea quadrivalvis

 

Hygrophila costata taken by Graves Lovell
Lake Hygrophila
Hygrophila costata

 

Hymenocallis spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Spider Lily
Hymenocallis spp.

 

Iris pseudacorus taken by Graves Lovell
Yellow Flag
Iris pseudacorus
Exotic

 

Justicia americana taken by Graves Lovell
Waterwillow
Justicia americana

 

Limnobium spongia taken by Graves Lovell
Frog's Bit
Limnobium spongia

Ludwigia peploides taken by Graves Lovell
Water Primrose
Ludwigia peploides
Luziola fluitans taken by Graves Lovell
Southern Water Grass
Luziola fluitans

Marsilea spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Water Clover
Marsilea spp. 
Exotic

Micranthemum spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Baby's Tears
Micranthemum umbrosum

Myriophyllum aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell
Parrot Feather
Myriophyllum aquaticum 
Exotic

Oxycaryum cubense taken by Jason Carlee
Cuban Bulrush
Oxycaryum cubense
Exotic
Panicum hemitomon taken by Graves Lovell
Maidencane
Panicum hemitomon
Panicum repens by Graves Lovell
Torpedo Grass
Panicum repens
Exotic 
Peltandra virginica taken by Graves Lovell
Arrow Arum
Peltandra virginica

 

Phragmites australis taken by Graves Lovell
Common Reed
Phragmites australis

 

Polygonum spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Smartweeds
Polygonum spp.

Polygonum hydropiperoides taken by Graves Lovell 
Swamp Smartweed
Polygonum hydropiperoids

 

Pontederia cordata taken by Graves Lovell
Pickerelweed
Pontederia cordata

Rynchospora inundata taken by Graves Lovell
Horned Beakrush
Rynchospora inundata

Saggitaria lancifolia taken by Graves Lovell 
Duck Potato
Saggitaria lancifolia

Saggitaria latifolia taken by Graves Lovell
Arrowhead
Saggitaria latifolia

 

Saururus cernuus taken by Graves Lovell
Lizard Tail
Saururus cernuus

Scirpus pungens taken by Graves Lovell
Three-square Bulrush
Scirpus pungens

 

Scirpus spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Bulrushes
Scirpus spp.

 

Sphagnum spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Sphagnum Moss
Sphagnum spp.

 

Typha angustifolia taken by Graves Lovell
Narrow-leaf Cattail
Typha angustifolia

 

Typha spp. taken by Graves Lovell
Broad-leaf Cattail
Typha latifolia

 

Zizania aquatica taken by Graves Lovell
Wild Rice

Zizania aquatica

 

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