|Algae (unknown species by me) under the water. |
See the air bubbles at the surface created by the algae?
|Wild-celery, Vallisneria americana|
|Water smartweed, Polygonum sp.|
|Pipewort, aka button rods, Eriocaulon septangulare (with a 7-sided, leafless flower stalk)|
|Pipewort, with another common name of Hatpins|
|Fragrant Water Lily, Nymphaea odorata|
They host insects that feed on them, lay eggs on them, and pollinate them.
|Common Bladderwort, Utricularia vulgaris (I believe)|
|Arrowhead, Sagittaria latifolia|
Here is an unripe cranberry. Note the small leaves that grow alternately on the stems. These plants grow in highly acidic environments.
|Cotton-grass, Eriophorum spp.|
And, lastly, the asters, which are one of the last of the flowers to bloom as we head into autumn, are adding a bit of cheeriness to the islands. This one is growing on a log that is partially submerged near the shore. It's neighbors are bog gentian, sundew, and sedges, and some plants unknown to me.