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1. hydrophytic plant  (noun) 
a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth

  Also known as: aquatic plant, water plant, hydrophyte

  More Specific:
hornwort - any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
water crowfoot / water buttercup / Ranunculus aquatilis - plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers
cryptocoryne / water trumpet - any plant of the genus Cryptocoryne
golden club / Orontium aquaticum - aquatic plant of the southeastern United States having blue-green leaves and a spadix resembling a club covered with tiny yellow flowers
arrow arum - an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra
pistia / water lettuce / water cabbage / Pistia stratiotes / Pistia stratoites - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves
duckweed - any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
awlwort / Subularia aquatica - small aquatic plant having tufted awl-shaped leaves in a basal rosette and minute white flowers
featherfoil / feather-foil - a plant of the genus Hottonia
water pimpernel - a white-flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus
water milfoil - an aquatic plant of the genus Myriophyllum having feathery underwater leaves and small inconspicuous flowers
water chestnut / water chestnut plant / caltrop - a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
water shamrock / buckbean / bogbean / bog myrtle / marsh trefoil / Menyanthes trifoliata - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves
pipewort / Eriocaulon aquaticum - aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers
pickerelweed / pickerel weed / wampee / Pontederia cordata - American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds
water hyacinth / water orchid / Eichhornia crassipes / Eichhornia spesiosa - a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers
water star grass / mud plantain / Heteranthera dubia - grassy-leaved North American aquatic plant with yellow star-shaped blossoms
naiad / water nymph - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers
frogbit / frog's-bit / Hydrocharis morsus-ranae - European floating plant with roundish heart-shaped leaves and white flowers
hydrilla / Hydrilla verticillata - submersed plant with whorled lanceolate leaves and solitary axillary flowers
American frogbit / Limnodium spongia - American plant with roundish heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves
waterweed - a weedy aquatic plant of genus Elodea
tape grass / eelgrass / wild celery / Vallisneria spiralis - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves
pondweed - any of several submerged or floating freshwater perennial aquatic weeds belonging to the family Potamogetonaceae
eelgrass / grass wrack / sea wrack / Zostera marina - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts
water starwort - any of several aquatic plants having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves
golden saxifrage / golden spleen - any of various low aquatic herbs of the genus Chrysosplenium
water speedwell / Veronica michauxii / Veronica anagallis-aquatica - plant of wet places in Eurasia and America
marsh plant / bog plant / swamp plant - a semi-aquatic plant that grows in soft wet land

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