The shore of a little lake, an illustration from the fin du siecle.
All these plants are discussed on the website:
1 Purple loosestrive,2 cattails,3 flowering rush
4 Common Mare's tale,5 waterlily,6 Watersoldier
7 Frogbite,8 waterviolier,9 arrowhead,
10 water horsetail, 11 yellow pond lily,
A waterplant rather uncommon waterplant. It flowers
at the early start of the summer with violet flowers on
a long stem. This stem stands out half a meter above the waterlevel.
Water violet can cover large area's of a ditch. During
wintertime the roots survive the cold on the bottom,
all the underwaterleaves die. If you want to keep
waterviolet in youre pond then that pond should be
Waterviolet attracts a lot of waterlife , just like Watersoldier and Hornwort
This is because the underleaves give shelter for fishes ,
frogfish,Newts and insects . But they also feed them
as those leaves are covered with algae (this is called
"Aufwuchs", a german term). Its normal for a waterplant
to carry more weight from "Aufwuchs" then its own weight.
Here are the frogfish from Brown frog
eating the Aufwuchs from the leaves.