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Crop Uses and Products

Aquatic

[search terms: aquatic plant, aquarium plant, hydrophyte, macrophyte, saltwater plant, freshwater plant]

 

Potamogeton crispus

Curly Pondweed, Curly-Leaf Pondweed

3.69

Potamogeton pectinatus

Fennel Pondweed, Sago Pondweed, Ribbon Weed

3.63

Myriophyllum spicatum

Eurasian Watermilfoil

2.87

Ceratophyllum demersum

Coon's Tail, Hornwort, Rigid Hornwort, Coontail

2.77

Elodea canadensis

Canadian Waterweed, American Waterweed, Pondweed

2.35

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Claspingleaf Pondweed, Clasping-Leaf Pondweed, Perfoliate Pondweed

1.78

Potamogeton natans

Floating Pondweed, Broad-Leaved Pondweed, Floating-Leaf Pondweed

1.75

Vallisneria americana

American Eelgrass

1.73

Potamogeton pusillus

Small Pondweed

1.47

Sparganium emersum

European Bur-Reed

1.46

Elodea nuttallii

Western Waterweed, Nuttall's Waterweed

1.32

Potamogeton lucens

Shining Pondweed

1.20

Zannichellia palustris

Horned Pondweed

1.08

Potamogeton gramineus

Variableleaf Pondweed

1.02

Hydrilla verticillata

 

1.02

Egeria densa

Brazilian Waterweed, Large-Flowered Waterweed

1.00

Lobelia dortmanna

Dortmann's Cardinalflower, Water Lobelia

0.93

Najas marina

Spiny Naiad, Holly-Leaved Water Nymph

0.89

Ranunculus aquatilis

White Water Crowfoot, Common Water-Crowfoot

0.86

Littorella uniflora

American Shoreweed, Plantain Shoreweed

0.86

Nuphar lutea

Rocky Mountain Pond-Lily, Yellow Water-Lily, Brandy-Bottle, Varigated Yellow Pond-Lily, Yellow Pond-Lily

0.86

Isoetes lacustris

Lake Quillwort, Merlin's Grass

0.78

Najas flexilis

Nodding Waternymph, Slender Naiad

0.74

Juncus bulbosus

Bulbous Rush

0.74

Sparganium erectum

Simplestem Bur-Reed

0.72

Myriophyllum verticillatum

Whorl-Leaf Watermilfoil, Whorled Water Milfoil

0.72

Potamogeton nodosus

Longleaf Pondweed

0.70

Callitriche stagnalis

Pond Water-Starwort

0.70

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

 

0.64

Potamogeton praelongus

Whitestem Pondweed, White-Stem Pondweed

0.64

Sagittaria sagittifolia

Hawaii Arrowhead

0.61

Lemna trisulca

Star Duckweed, Ivy Duckweed

0.60

Potamogeton obtusifolius

Bluntleaf Pondweed

0.59

Fontinalis antipyretica

Antifever Fontinalis Moss, Greater Water-Moss, Aquatic Moss, Common Water Moss, Willow Moss, Giant Antifever Fontinalis Moss, Oregon Fontinalis Moss

0.59

Potamogeton richardsonii

Richardson's Pondweed

0.59

Ranunculus trichophyllus

Threadleaf Crowfoot, Pond Water-Crowfoot

0.58

Myriophyllum alterniflorum

Alternateflower Watermilfoil

0.57

Nymphoides peltata

Yellow Floatingheart, Fringed Water-Lily, Yellow Floating-Heart, Water Fringe

0.57

Callitriche hamulata

Intermediate Water Starwort

0.56

Hippuris vulgaris

Fourleaf Mare's-Tail, Four-Leaf Mare's-Tail

0.55

Potamogeton alpinus

Alpine Pondweed, Red Pondweed

0.55

Potamogeton amplifolius

Largeleaf Pondweed, Broad-Leaved Pondweed

0.52

Eichhornia crassipes

Common Water Hyacinth, Water Hyacinth

0.49

Nymphaea alba

European White Waterlily, White Lotus, White Water Rose, Nenuphar

0.48

Stuckenia pectinata

Sago Pondweed

0.47

Polygonum amphibium

Longroot Smartweed, Amphibious Bistort, Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed

0.47

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Twoleaf Watermilfoil, Broadleaf Water-Milfoil

0.46

Vallisneria spiralis

 

0.45

Potamogeton friesii

Fries' Pondweed, Flat-Stalked Pondweed

0.44

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Water Speedwell

0.44

Butomus umbellatus

Flowering Rush, Grass Rush

0.43

Sparganium angustifolium

Narrowleaf Bur-Reed

0.43

Veronica anagallis

 

0.43

Potamogeton polygonifolius

Bog Pondweed

0.40

Nymphaea odorata

American White Waterlily, Fragrant Water Lily, Beaver Root

0.40

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Flatstem Pondweed, Eel-Grass Pondweed

0.40

Eleocharis acicularis

Needle Spikerush, Dwarf Hairgrass

0.39

Heteranthera dubia

Sticky Oxeye, Oxeye

0.39

Equisetum fluviatile

Water Horsetail, Swamp Horsetail

0.39

Potamogeton illinoensis

Illinois Pondweed

0.38

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Parrot Feather Watermilfoil, Parrot Feather, Parrotfeather Watermilfoil

0.38

Callitriche platycarpa

Various-Leaved Water-Starwort

0.38

Cabomba caroliniana

Carolina Fanwort, Green Cabomba

0.37

Myriophyllum sibiricum

Shortspike Watermilfoil, Northern Watermilfoil

0.36

Lagarosiphon major

Oxygen-Weed, African Elodea, Curly Waterweed, Oxygen Weed, South African Oxygen Weed

0.36

Potamogeton coloratus

Fen Pondweed

0.35

Eichhornia azurea

Anchored Water Hyacinth

0.34

Callitriche hermaphroditica

Northern Water-Starwort, Autumn Water Starwort

0.34

Typha latifolia

Broadleaf Cattail

0.33

Vallisneria natans

 

0.32

Potamogeton filiformis

Slender-Leaved Pondweed, Slender Pondweed

0.32

Potamogeton robbinsii

Robbins' Pondweed

0.32

Alisma plantago

Common Water-Plantain, Mad-Dog Weed

0.31

Brasenia schreberi

Watershield

0.31

Veronica beccabunga

European Speedwell

0.31

Pistia stratiotes

Water Lettuce, Water Cabbage, Nile Cabbage, Shellflower

0.31

Najas guadalupensis

Florida Waternymph, Najas Grass, Guppy Grass, Common Water Nymph, Guadalupe Waternymph, Muenscher's Waternymph, Southern Waternymph

0.31

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Watercress

0.30

Schoenoplectus lacustris

Lakeshore Bulrush

0.30

Ruppia cirrhosa

spiral ditchgrass

0.30

Spirodela polyrhiza

 

0.30

Potamogeton epihydrus

Ribbonleaf Pondweed

0.29

Utricularia minor

Lesser Bladderwort

0.29

Typha domingensis

Southern Cattail

0.29

Cabomba furcata

Forked Fanwort, Red Cabomba

0.27

Pontederia cordata

Pickerelweed, Pickerel Weed

0.27

Limnobium laevigatum

West Indian Spongeplant, South American Spongeplant, Amazon Frogbit, Smooth Frogbit

0.27

Glyceria fluitans

Water Mannagrass

0.26

Najas minor

Brittle Waternymph, Brittle Naiad

0.26

Potamogeton foliosus

Leafy Pondweed

0.26

Subularia aquatica

American Waterawlwort, Waterawlwort

0.25

Baldellia ranunculoides

Lesser Waterplantain, Lesser Water-Plantain

0.25

Nymphaea amazonum

Amazon Waterlily

0.25

Iris pseudacorus

Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Flag, Yellow Iris, Water Flag

0.25

Phragmites australis

Common Reed

0.24

Typha angustifolia

Narrowleaf Cattail

0.24

Lemna minuta

Least Duckweed

0.24

Salvinia auriculata

Eared Watermoss

0.24

Berula erecta

Cutleaf Waterparsnip, Water Parsnip

0.23

Eriocaulon aquaticum

Sevenangle Pipewort, Pipewort

0.23

Utricularia intermedia

Flatleaf Bladderwort

0.23

Eleocharis palustris

Common Spikerush, Creeping Spike-Rush, Marsh Spike-Rush

0.23

Ruppia maritima

widgeongrass

0.23

Myriophyllum tenellum

Slender Watermilfoil, Slender Water-Milfoil

0.22

Utricularia australis

 

0.22

Najas gracillima

Slender Waternymph

0.22

Lemna minor

Common Duckweed, Lesser Duckweed

0.21

Ceratophyllum submersum

Soft Hornwort

0.20

Scirpus lacustris

 

0.20

Juncus pelocarpus

Brownfruit Rush

0.20

Nasturtium aquaticum

 

0.20

Azolla filiculoides

Pacific Mosquitofern, Water Fern

0.20

Sparganium eurycarpum

Broadfruit Bur-Reed

0.19

Alisma gramineum

Narrowleaf Water Plantain, Narrowleaf Water-Plantain, Ribbonleaf Water-Plantain, Grass-Leaved Water-Plantain

0.19

Potamogeton compressus

Flatstem Pondweed, Eel-Grass Pondweed

0.18

Potamogeton cheesemanii

 

0.18

Rorippa amphibia

great yellowcress

0.18

Carex rostrata

Beaked Sedge, Bottle Sedge

0.18

Brachythecium rivulare

Brachythecium Moss, River Feather-Moss, Waterside Feather Moss

0.18

Trapa natans

Water Chestnut

0.17

Nuphar luteum

Yellow Water-Lily, Brandy-Bottle

0.17

Elatine hydropiper

Eight-Stamened Waterwort, Eightstamen Waterwort

0.17

Glyceria maxima

Reed Mannagrass, Reed Sweetgrass

0.17

Apium nodiflorum

European Marshwort, Fool's-Water-Cress

0.16

Salvinia natans

Floating Watermoss

0.16

Bidens beckii

Beck's Water-Marigold, Beck Water-Marigold, Henderson's Water-Marigold, Oregon Water-Marigold

0.16

Nuphar advena

Spatterdock, Yellow Pond-Lily

0.16

Sagittaria latifolia

Broadleaf Arrowhead

0.15

Sagittaria rigida

Sessilefruit Arrowhead

0.15

Carex acuta

Acute Sedge, Slender Tufted-Sedge, Slim Sedge

0.15

Alternanthera philoxeroides

Alligatorweed, Alligator Weed

0.15

Sparganium natans

Small Bur-Reed

0.15

Utricularia gibba

Humped Bladderwort

0.14

Nymphaea tetragona

Pygmy Waterlily, Pygmy Water-Lily

0.14

Nelumbo lutea

American Lotus, Yellow Lotus, Water-Chinquapin, Volée

0.14

Myriophyllum brasiliense

Parrot Feather

0.14

Zizania latifolia

Manchurian Wildrice

0.14

Myosotis palustris

Water Forget-Me-Not, True Forget-Me-Not

0.14

Phragmites communis

Common Reed

0.13

Ranunculus hederaceus

Ivy Buttercup, Ivy-Leaved Water Crowfoot, Ivy-Leaved Crowfoot

0.13

Ranunculus longirostris

Longbeak Buttercup, Water Buttercup

0.13

Vallisneria nana

 

0.13

Sparganium fluctuans

Floating Bur-Reed

0.13

Typha orientalis

 

0.13

Oxycaryum cubense

Cuban Bulrush, Long Jack, Yellowwood

0.13

Elodea densa

Large-Flowered Waterweed, Brazilian Waterweed

0.13

Brachiaria subquadripara

 

0.13

Potamogeton spirillus

Spiral Pondweed

0.13

Leptodictyum riparium

Streamside Leptodictyum Moss, Kneiff's Feather-Moss

0.13

Utricularia resupinata

Lavender Bladderwort

0.12

Potamogeton acutifolius

Sharp-Leaved Pondweed

0.12

Scirpus acutus

 

0.12

Isoetes howellii

Howell's Quillwort

0.12

Scirpus fluitans

 

0.12

Zostera marina

Seawrack

0.12

Hygrohypnum ochraceum

Norway Hygrohypnum Moss

0.12

Potamogeton javanicus

 

0.12

Wolffiella oblonga

Saber Bogmat

0.12

Eleocharis sphacelata

Bamboo Spike-Sedge, Tall Spike Rush

0.12

Azolla caroliniana

Carolina Mosquitofern, Carolina Azolla, Carolina Mosquito Fern, Water Velvet

0.11

Ranunculus flammula

Greater Creeping Spearwort, Lesser Spearwort, Banewort

0.11

Utricularia geminiscapa

Hiddenfruit Bladderwort

0.11

Utricularia cornuta

Horned Bladderwort

0.11

Scirpus validus

 

0.11

Hygrophila polysperma

Gulf Swampweed, Glush Weed, Yerba De Hicotea

0.11

Mentha aquatica

Water Mint

0.11

Isoetes macrospora

Big-Spore Quillwort, Lake Quillwort

0.11

Ludwigia peploides

Floating Primrose-Willow, Creeping Water Primrose

0.11

Juncus articulatus

Jointleaf Rush

0.11

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Tropical Marshpennywort

0.11

Micranthemum umbrosum

Shade Mudflower

0.11

Schoenoplectus validus

 

0.10

Salvinia herzogii

Giant Salvinia

0.10

Sagittaria cristata

Crested Arrowhead

0.10

Myosotis scorpioides

True Forget-Me-Not, Water Forget-Me-Not

0.10

Callitriche palustris

Vernal Water-Starwort, Spiny Water Starwort

0.10

Oenanthe aquatica

Fineleaf Waterdropwort, Fine-Leaved Water-Dropwort

0.10

Utricularia purpurea

Eastern Purple Bladderwort

0.10

Triglochin procerum

 

0.10

Justicia americana

American Water-Willow

0.10

Juncus effusus

Common Rush, Soft Rush, Lamp Rush, Pacific Rush

0.10

Phalaris arundinacea

Reed Canarygrass, Gardener's-Garters, Alpiste Roseau, Rohrglanzgras, Kusa-Yoshi, Caniço-Malhado, Hierba Cinta, Pasto Cinto

0.10

 

 


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