Emergent plants, those that have their roots in the water but their shoots above water, can be added to the margins of pools.
||cattails (Typha spp.),
||arrowhead (Sagittaria spp.)
||water lilies (Nymphaea spp.)
Submergent species, or those that remain under water such as elodea, are often used as oxygenators.
These are plants that remove carbon dioxide from the water and add oxygen. These plants are essential in most ponds to keep the water clear.
These plants help in the watergarden by competing with algae for the nutrients in the water and effectively reduce the amount of algae that will be able to grow helping to keep the water clear.
Examples of submerged oxygenators are -
Floating species are those that are not anchored at all in the pond.
These floating species include plants such as duckweed (Lemna minor) and
water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
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While attractive, water hyacinth and water lettuce can be serious weed problems in certain climates.
Although not as effective as oxygenators, these plants help keep the water clear by limiting the amount of sunlight that algae receive.
They also provided needed hiding places and shelter for your fish.
In tiny ponds created in barrels and similar containers, these plants may be adequate to maintain clear water.
For your pond, you might consider a mixture of emergent, submergent, and floating plant species.
These include (among others):