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Aquatic Plants
This folder highlights plant species that live in aquatic environments, using water for physical support and/or to produce food.


Previously considered protists, diatoms are now classified as plants.

  • Diatoms

Freshwater Plants

Freshwater plants are those that are adapted to life in freshwater ecosystems. They may be either fully or partially submerged in water and have evolved certain traits to make them more suited to aquatic conditions.

  • Freshwater Plants

Seaweeds and Other Algae

Many species of algae are represented in this collection, including some over which there has been debate as to their plant status.