Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society

Aquatic Plants 

 

Overview
Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments. They are also referred to as hydrophytes or macrophytes. These plants require special adaptations for living submerged in water, or at the water's surface. Aquatic plants enhance the beauty of your pond or water garden while oxygenating water and removing naturally occurring organics. Below are some websites that focus on aquatic plants, their identification, care of and where to purchase in the Pacific Northwest.
Identification of aquatic plants
Not all aquatic plants are created equally. While the plant may be beautiful, it could also be hazardous to the environment. Make sure you know which plants are considered non-invasive in your area. The following websites we found very helpful in the identification of aquatic plants:

* Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service -  provides an alphabetical index, colored picture of each plant, the common and scientic names, and description of the plant and whether or not the plant is non-native.

*Department of Ecology, State of Washington - provides an alphabetical index of the scientic name of each plant. It requires more "clicks" in order to see the description and another "click" to see a picture of the plant. They also provide a link to invasive non-native plants in the state of Washington.

*State of Idaho Agriculture - provides a list of Idaho's 64 noxious weeds and it includes water hyacinths!
Washington aquatic plant suppliers
The websites listed below are not maintained by Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society. The Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society is not responsible for the content of the websites listed below. The inclusion of these link does not imply approval of or endorsement by Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society of the websites or the content thereof.
All About Ponds
Blue Iris Water Gardens
Koi Gardens
Northwest Seed and Pet
Russell Watergardens & Koi
Oregon aquatic plant suppliers
Hughes Water Gardens
Oregon Aquatics, Inc
Tranquility Ponds