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The Plants Themselves

This section contains identification and culturing information about the actual plants, from the general, to regional, to species.

The FAQ contains an annotated list of the most common aquarium plants, with some basic growing information.

Broad-base and Biotope Plant Articles

the big plant list of pretty much every species (add to your spell-checker dictionary for those big plant articles!)
an availability list from some mail-order houses.
[ILL] New Zealand native plants, by John Clayton (I recommend this article!).
USA Native Plants
Introduced Plants: Why you shouldn't release exotic plants into your backyard.
Collecting Tips
Bog Plants (often sold as water plants)
Emersed Plants (not necessarily bog plants), and Mangroves
Keeping the plants outdoors
pruning various species.
Grouping Plants
tissue culture.
plant sizes.
plants for the tiny tank
Foreground "carpet" plants
Background plants
plants that withstand higher temperatures
allelopathy: plants releasing chemicals to inhibit growth of competing species
plants for the African Rift Lake, West African Riverine, South American acidic, brackish (salty) and other biotopes.
Edible Plants!

Articles on Specific Plants

[ILL] Alternanthera (scarlet Hygro)
Ammania sp.
[ILL] Anubias
[ILL] Aponogetons: random discussions, an article by Karen Randall, and A. madagascarensis, the Madagascar Lace Plant)
[ILL] Bacopa
Barclaya longifolia
Bolbitis sp. (water fern)
Ceratophylum demersum (Hornwort)
Cardimine lyrata
"Christmas Moss"
Ceratopteris sp. (Water Sprite)
Crinum (onion bulb)
[ILL] Cryptocoryne species
[LINK] Jan D. Basmijer's Cryptocoryne Pages: info on cultivation, taxonomy, country of origin, etc.
[ILL] Echinodorus (amazon sword):
general discussion, E. horemanii, and pygmy chain swords
[ILL] Eichhornia sp. crassipes (water hyacinth), azurea, diversifolia
Egeria, Elodea, Anachris
Elocharis sp. (Hairgrass)
[ILL] Eusteralis
[ILL] Glossostigma
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
[ILL] Heteranthera zosterifolia (stargrass)
Hydrocotyle (pennywort)
[ILL] Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
[ILL] Hygrophila species
[ILL] Isotes
Lemna (duckweed)
Lysimachia (Loosestrife)
[ILL] Lilaeopsis (micro swords)
[ILL] Limnophila aquatica
[ILL] Lobelia cardinalis
[ILL] Ludwigia
Lysimachia (Moneywort)
[ILL] Marsilea sp.
[ILL] Micranthemum/Hemianthus micranthemoides, umbrosum
[ILL] Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
Mosses (general info)
Myriophyllum (milfoil, foxtail)
[ILL] Nuphar (pond lily)
[ILL] Nymphaea (water lily)
[ILL] Nymphoides (Banana Plant)
[ILL] Shinnersia rivularis (Mexican Oak Leaf)
[ILL] Riccia fluitans (crystalwort)
[ILL] Rotala species
[ILL] Saggitaria
[ILL] Salvinia (a floating fern)
Samolus parviflorus (watter cabbage)
[ILL] Saururus cernuus (Lizard's Tail)
Vesicularia dubyana (Java Moss)
Utricularia (bladderwort)
Water Lettucs
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