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Aquatic and Wetland Plants in Florida

... species are rooted to bottom sediments and others are free-floating . They come in all shapes and sizes and occur in virtually all ... ) and bladderwort ( Utricularia spp. ) are free-floating . Some submersed species (tape grass) produce flowers ...

Why Manage Plants?

... of native submersed , emersed , free-floating and floating-leaved plants. The roles of native ...

Dissolved Oxygen

... released as a by-product. In aquatic environments, free-floating microscopic plants known as algae , and larger submersed ...

Photosynthesis

... abundance of suspended clay, silt, or phytoplankton ( free-floating algae) can also make a lake turbid (murky), which may ...

Rivers

... above the water) plants; floating-leaved and free-floating plants; and grasses, sedges and rushes. Learn more about ...