The Nature of the Rideau River HomeFrançais
The ProjectHistory and GeographyRiver HealthAnimals and PlantsWater QualityBiodiversityAction!ResourcesTeachers
Aquatic Plants


Photo Gallery

Tape grass, Vallisneria americana. Wild rice, Zizania palustris. Common bladderwort, Utricularia vulgaris.
Tape grass (Vallisneria americana), seen waving beneath the water, is one of the most widespread plant species in the Rideau River.
Wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an edible aquatic plant.
Common bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris) feeds on microscopic invertebrates!
A species of bur-reed, Sparganium sp. A species of pondweed, Potamogeton sp. Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata.
This bur-reed (a species of Sparganium) is an example of an emergent plant.
One of the 13 kinds of pondweed (species of Potamogeton) found in the Rideau River.
Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata (front).
Yellow pond lily, Nuphar variegata. European frogbit, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae. Fragrant white water lily, Nymphaea odorata.
Yellow pond lily, Nuphar variegata.
Flowers and leaves of European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), an exotic species.
The leaves of a fragrant white water lily, Nymphaea odorata.
  Water star-grass (Zosterella dubia) and lesser duckweed (Lemna minor).  
A snail sits next to a yellow flower of water star-grass, Zosterella dubia. The small, round leaves of lesser duckweed (Lemna minor) are visible at the water surface.


 Aquatic Plants  
 Don't Overlook...  

Click on each photo to see it in a larger size.
A Project of the Canadian Museum of Nature
 Images: Ruben Boles, Lynn Gillespie, Ed Hendrycks, Diane Pathy, Judy Redpath