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Aquatic Plant (Water Plants) - Leaf and Stem

Aquatic plant's leaf surface.
Aquatic plant's leaf surface (Water plant).
Magnification - 100 times.



Aquatic plant's leaf surface.
Aquatic plant's leaf surface. Magnification - 100 times.
Compare this with other plant leaves.



Aquatic plant's stem.Cross section.
Aquatic plant's stem. Cross section.
Magnification - 100 times.
Compare this with other plant stems.



Aquatic Plant.
Aquatic Plant. Direct view.



Stem of another normal plant.
Stem of another normal plant. (This image was created
by combining two images.) This plant has a thin and
strong stem. Magnification - 100 times.


             Aquatic Plants live under the water or floating on the water. Plants like  Duckweed,Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce are examples for floating water plants. Plants like Eel grass,Water star grass, Hydrilla are  examples for submerged water plants. Lotus and  Water Lilyare the examples for Emergent water Plants. These plant have roots in the mud under thewater and have floating leaves.
              These plants have special adaptations like aerenchyma. Aerenchyma means air spaces in plants stems and leaves. It helps for buoyancy and allowing the circulation of gases.
              One of the largest aquatic plants in the world is the Amazon water lily. One of the smallestaquatic plants is the minute duckweed.



Links - External
Aquatic Plants - botgard.ucla.edu
Aquatic Plants -  aquaplant.tamu.edu

4 comments:

Clipped.in - Explore Indian blogs said...

Never realized the beauty at the micro scale... thanks for sharing..

Diane AZ said...

Surprising rectangular pattern on the leaf surface of the aquatic plant!

L. D. Burgus said...

I use to grow that aquatic plant in my aquarium and the science teacher in my school would come get samples for her classes to explore.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

hello! i'm a big fan of micro-photo! congratulations and thank's for share us!