Types of Weeds
Some algae are microscopic (Planktonic Algae), others are thin and stringy or hair-like (Filamentous Algae), while still others are large and resemble higher plants but without true roots (chara).
Rooted Floating Weeds
Weeds that have leaves that float on top of the water and are connected to the bottom by a stem. Leaf shape and texture that resists tearing.
Found in the shallow water and has a large portion of stems and leaves growing above (emerging from) the water surface
- Tolerate fluctuating water levels
- Interlocking roots anchor sediment and reduce erosion
- Provide great nesting material