Floating Plants

Azolla caroliniana by Kurt Stueber http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Azolla_caroliniana1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Azolla caroliniana by Kurt Stueber
Botanical Name: Azolla caroliniana
Common Name: Fairy Moss
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Flower height: None
Spread: Huge, invasive
Flowering period: None
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy

Eichhornia crassipes by Wouter Hagens http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eichhornia_crassipes_A.jpg. Public domain 24/03/10
Eichhornia crassipes by Wouter Hagens
Botanical Name: Eichhornia crassipes
Common Name: Water Hyacinth
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Frost tender
Flower height: 30cm
Spread: Forms clumps
Flowering period: July to September
Propagation: Difficult
Skill: Advanced

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae by Wouter Hagens http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hydrocharis.jpg. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported 24/03/10
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae by Wouter Hagens
Botanical Name: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Common Name: Frogbit
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy (average winter)
Flower height: 5cm
Spread: 20cm
Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Medium

Lemna minor by Kurt Stueber http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lemna_minor3.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Lemna minor by Kurt Stueber
Botanical Name: Lemna minor
Common Name: Duckweed
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Flower height: Minute
Spread: Huge
Flowering period: Insignificant, rare
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy

Pistia stratiotes by Kristjan http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Pistia_stratiotes_1a.jpg. Public domain 24/03/10
Pistia stratiotes by Kristjan
Botanical Name: Pistia stratiotes
Common Name: Water Lettuce
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Frost tender
Flower height: Insignificant
Spread: Forms clumps
Flowering period: Insignificant
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Advanced

Salvinia molesta by Eric Guinther http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Salvinia_molesta.jpg. Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 24/03/10
Salvinia molesta by Eric Guinther
Botanical Name: Salvinia molesta
Common Name: Giant Salvinia
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Frost tender
Flower height: None
Spread: Huge
Flowering period: None
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Medium

Stratiotes aloides by Velela http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Water_soldier_plants.JPG. Public domain 24/03/10
Stratiotes aloides by Velela
Botanical Name: Stratiotes aloides
Common Name: Water Soldier
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Flower height: 5cm
Spread: Forms clumps
Flowering period: July
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy

Trapa natans by Kurt Stueber http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trapa_natans1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Trapa natans by Kurt Stueber
Botanical Name: Trapa natans
Common Name: Water Chestnut
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Frost tender
Flower height: Floating
Spread: Forms clumps
Flowering period: June to July
Propagation: Drop fruits into the water in spring
Skill: Medium

Utricularia vulgaris by Veledan  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Uk_pond_bladderwort2.jpg. Public domain 24/03/10
Utricularia vulgaris by Veledan
Botanical Name: Utricularia vulgaris
Common Name: Bladderwort
Position: Hardy
Hardiness: Frost tender
Flower height: 20cm
Spread: Forms clumps
Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy