Students will look at various examples of aquatic vegetation and sort them between submergent, floating, or emergent vegetation. These three types of wetland vegetation are defined within the activity.
Enrichment: non-native vegetation of introduced species can become a problem in our waterways. Students are encouraged to research the sample plants on the internet to sort between native and non-native vegetation.
Emergent - spatterdock, swamp lily, cattails, alligator weed, flag plants
Floating - water spangles, duckweed, pennywort, water lettuce, floating hearts
Submergent - Southern naiad
Native: spatterdock, cattails, duckweed, pennywort, flags, swamp lily, southern naiad
Non-native: alligator weed, water spangles, floating hearts, water lettuce