Types of Pond Plants

If you’re looking to grow some pond plants in your backyard or homestead ponds, there are a few attractive species that you should know before adding them to your collection.

They aren’t edible and are highly toxic. Although they are helpful in treating contaminated water bodies, aquatic irises are invasive and often outgrow and smother other plants around them.

Aquatic Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Cannas are native to North and South America. These plants also produce lily-like flowers that bloom in summer.

Canna (Canna indica)

From afar, these plants might look similar to blue irises. But they aren’t related at all. Pickerelweed is considered both a marginal and an emergent plant.

Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Brooklimes are small aquatic floating plants with oval green leaves, and bright blue, four-petaled flowers that bloom in summer.

Brooklime (Veronica becabunda)