View Full Version : Lake plant ID?

07-11-2010, 04:23 AM
While taking a canoe ride on a local lake here in MA I noticed an interesting plant that I have been trying to ID. The plant grew in shallow water (~1-3 feet) and each plant had 6-12 stems grouped together coming up out of the water. Atop each stem was a single spade shaped leaf (about the size of a lillypad leaf). Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me at the time.

If anyone has any idea about the plant I'm talking about please drop me a reply.

07-11-2010, 05:43 AM
It sounds like spatterdock to me. :22:

07-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Maybe, although a quick google search shows plants that look more like lillypads. This pant was distinctly growing up and out of the water though.... Hmmm

07-11-2010, 03:17 PM
another vote for spatterdock

07-12-2010, 03:29 AM
Some kind of arrowhead?

07-12-2010, 03:34 AM
Yeah I think they were arrowheads. A quick search shows plants much closer to what I saw. Too bad they require such sallow water to grow in. It would look really cool to have them growing out of a tank! :hmm3grin2orange:

07-12-2010, 04:57 AM
you could always try Aponogeton Natans it has arrow type leaves and pretty little white flowers that sit above the water