Aquatic Plant Management Programs Most Florida public lakes and rivers are shallow and capable of supporting submersed as well as floating plants across most or all of their surfaces. Couple this topography with a nearly year-round growing season. Add the phenomenal growth of invasive plants, and it becomes clear that plants must be managed to […]
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Photosynthesis is a chemical process that occurs in many forms of bacteria and virtually all plants, including aquatic plants and algae. Using just three simple ingredients (carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight) plants and bacteria are able to make their own food. Early forms of algae and bacteria were the first organisms to photosynthesize. Scientists estimate […]
Our state is home to hundreds of native aquatic and wetland plants that live in damp to wet soils, and some even more specialized plants that live entirely in, on, or under water; submersed plants, emersed plants (including grasses, sedges and rushes), and floating and floating-leaved plants. These plants are technically referred to as aquatic […]