List of Plants

List of freshwater aquarium plant species

Listed alphabetically by scientific name

The taxonomy of most plant genera is not final. Scientific names listed here may therefore contradict other sources.
Common aquarium plant species:

  1. Acorus calamus
  2. Alisma gramineum
  3. Alternanthera bettzichiana
  4. Alternanthera lilacina
  5. Alternanthera philoxeroides
  6. Alternanthera reineckii "rosaefolia"
  7. Alternanthera sessilis
  8. Ammania gracilis (Delicate ammania, red ammania)
  9. Ammania latifolia
  10. Ammania senegalensis
  11. Anubias afzelii (Narrow-leafed anubias)
  12. Anubias barteri var. barteri (Broadleaved anubias)
  13. Anubias barteri var. angustifolia
  14. Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia
  15. Anubias barteri var. glabra
  16. Anubias barteri var. nana (Dwarf anubias)
  17. Anubias gigantea
  18. Anubias gilletti
  19. Anubias gracilis
  20. Anubias hastifolia
  21. Anubias heterophylla
  22. Anubias pynaertii
  23. Aponogeton appendiculatus
  24. Aponogeton bernierianus
  25. Aponogeton boivinianus
  26. Aponogeton capuronii
  27. Aponogeton crispus (Crinkled or ruffled aponogeton)
  28. Aponogeton decartyi
  29. Aponogeton desertorum
  30. Aponogeton dioecus
  31. Aponogeton distachyos
  32. Aponogeton elongatus
  33. Aponogeton fenestralis
  34. Aponogeton henkelianus
  35. Aponogeton junceus
  36. Aponogeton longiplumulosus
  37. Aponogeton loriae
  38. Aponogeton madagascariensis (Madagascar laceleaf, lace plant)
  39. Aponogeton natans
  40. Aponogeton rigidifolius
  41. Aponogeton tenuispicatus
  42. Aponogeton ulvaceus (Compact apongeton)
  43. Aponogeton undulatus
  44. Armoracia aquatica
  45. Azolla caroliniana (water velvet, mosquito fern)
  46. Azolla filiculoïdes (Azolla, moss fern)
  47. Azolla pinnata
  48. Bacopa amplexicaulis
  49. Bacopa australis
  50. Bacopa caroliniana (lemon bacopa, water hyssop, giant bacopa)
  51. Bacopa crenata
  52. Bacopa monnieri (water hyssop, dwarf bacopa, baby tears)
  53. Bacopa myriophylloides
  54. Bacopa rotundifolia (Round bacopa)
  55. Baldellia ranunculoides
  56. Barclaya longifolia (Orchid lily)
  57. Barclaya motleyi
  58. Blyxa aubertii
  59. Blyxa echinosperma
  60. Blyxa japonica (Japanese rush)
  61. Blyxa novoguineensis
  62. Blyxa octandra
  63. Bolbitis heteroclita (sometimes sold as B. asiatica)
  64. Bolbitis heudelotii (African or Congo fern)
  65. Cabomba aquatica (Yellow cabomba, giant cabomba)
  66. Cabomba caroliniana (Green cabomba)
  67. Cabomba furcata
  68. Cabomba palaeformis
  69. Cabomba piauhyensis (Red cabomba)
  70. Caldesia parnassifolia
  71. Calla palustris
  72. Callitriche hamulata
  73. Callitriche hermaphroditica
  74. Callitriche palustris
  75. Callitriche stagnalis
  76. Cardamine lyrata (Chinese ivy, Japanese cress)
  77. Cardamine rotundifolia
  78. Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)
  79. Ceratophyllum submersum (tropical hornwort)
  80. Ceratopteris cornuta
  81. Ceratopteris pteridoides
  82. Ceratopteris thalictroides (water sprite)
  83. Cladophora aegagropila
  84. Crassula aquatica
  85. Crassula helmsii
  86. Crinum calamistratum
  87. Crinum natans (African onion plant)
  88. Crinum purpurascens
  89. Crinum thaianum (water onion)
  90. Cryptocoryne affinis
  91. Cryptocoryne alba
  92. Cryptocoryne albida
  93. Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
  94. Cryptocoryne auriculata
  95. Cryptocoryne axelrodii
  96. Cryptocoryne balansae
  97. Cryptocoryne beckettii (Beckett's Cryptocoryne)
  98. Cryptocoryne blassii
  99. Cryptocoryne bogneri
  100. Cryptocoryne bullosa
  101. Cryptocoryne ciliata
  102. Cryptocoryne cognata
  103. Cryptocoryne cordata (Giant cryptocoryne)
  104. Cryptocoryne crispatula
  105. Cryptocoryne cruddasiana
  106. Cryptocoryne dewitii
  107. Cryptocoryne diderici
  108. Cryptocoryne elliptica
  109. Cryptocoryne ferruginea
  110. Cryptocoryne fusca
  111. Cryptocoryne grabowskii
  112. Cryptocoryne gracilis
  113. Cryptocoryne griffithii
  114. Cryptocoryne huegelii
  115. Cryptocoryne legroi
  116. Cryptocoryne longicauda
  117. Cryptocoryne lucens
  118. Cryptocoryne lutea
  119. Cryptocoryne minima
  120. Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Moehlmann's cryptocoryne)
  121. Cryptocoryne nevillii
  122. Cryptocoryne nurii
  123. Cryptocoryne parva (Tiny cryptocoryne)
  124. Cryptocoryne petchii
  125. Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
  126. Cryptocoryne purpurea
  127. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
  128. Cryptocoryne siamensis
  129. Cryptocoryne spiralis
  130. Cryptocoryne thwaitesii
  131. Cryptocoryne tonkinensis
  132. Cryptocoryne undulata (Undulate cryptocoryne)
  133. Cryptocoryne usteriana
  134. Cryptocoryne venemae
  135. Cryptocoryne versteegii
  136. Cryptocoryne walkeri
  137. Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'
  138. Cryptocoryne x willisii
  139. Cryptocoryne zewaldiae
  140. Cryptocoryne zonata
  141. Cryptocoryne zukalii
  142. Cyperus alternifolius
  143. Cyperus helferi
  144. Cyperus papyrus
  145. Damasonium alisma
  146. Didiplis diandra (Water hedge)
  147. Echinodorus africanus
  148. Echinodorus amazonicus (Amazon sword)
  149. Echinodorus andrieuxii
  150. Echinodorus angustifolius
  151. Echinodorus argentinensis
  152. Echinodorus aschersonianus
  153. Echinodorus barthii
  154. Echinodorus berteroi
  155. Echinodorus bleheri (Broadleaved amazon)
  156. Echinodorus bolivianus (Bolivian sword)
  157. Echinodorus brevipedicellatus
  158. Echinodorus cordifolius (Radicans sword, spade leaf sword)
  159. Echinodorus fluitans
  160. Echinodorus grandiflorus (Large-flowered amazon)
  161. Echinodorus horemanii (Black-red amazon)
  162. Echinodorus horizontalis
  163. Echinodorus humilis
  164. Echinodorus latifolius
  165. Echinodorus longiscapus
  166. Echinodorus macrophyllus (Large-leaved amazon sword)
  167. Echinodorus martii
  168. Echinodorus major (Ruffled amazon sword)
  169. Echinodorus opacus (Opaque amazon sword)
  170. Echinodorus osiris (Red amazon sword)
  171. Echinodorus 'Ozelot'
  172. Echinodorus palaefolius
  173. Echinodorus paniculatus
  174. Echinodorus parviflorus (Black amazon sword)
  175. Echinodorus pelliscidus
  176. Echinodorus quadricostatus (Dwarf sword)
  177. Echinodorus radicans
  178. Echinodorus rigidifolius
  179. Echinodorus 'Rubin'
  180. Echinodorus rubra
  181. Echinodorus schlueteri
  182. Echinodorus subalatus
  183. Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy chain sword)
  184. Echinodorus tunicatus
  185. Echinodorus uruguayensis (Uruguay amazon sword)
  186. Egeria densa (Elodea, pondweed)
  187. Egeria naias
  188. Eichhornia crassipes (Water hyacinth)
  189. Eichhornia diversifolia
  190. Elatine hydropiper
  191. Elatine macropoda
  192. Eleocharis acicularis (Hairgrass)
  193. Eleocharis dulcis
  194. Eleocharis minima
  195. Eleocharis obtusa
  196. Eleocharis parvula
  197. Eleocharis vivipara
  198. Elodea canadensis (Canadian pondweed)
  199. Elodea nuttallii
  200. Elodea occidentalis
  201. Eriocaulon sp.
  202. Eusteralis stellata (Star rotala)
  203. Fittonia argyroneura
  204. Fontinalis antipyretica (Willow moss)
  205. Glossadelphus zollingeri
  206. Glossostigma diandrum
  207. Glossostigma elatinoides
  208. Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Spadeleaf plant)
  209. Hemianthus callitrichoides (Dwarf helzine)
  210. Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearlweed)
  211. Heteranthera dubia
  212. Heteranthera reniformis
  213. Heteranthera zosterifolia (Stargrass)
  214. Hippuris vulgaris
  215. Hottonia inflata
  216. Hottonia palustris (Water violet)
  217. Hydrilla verticillata
  218. Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
  219. Hydrocleis nymphoides
  220. Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)
  221. Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
  222. Hydrocotyle verticillata (Whorled umbrella plant)
  223. Hydrocotyle vulgaris
  224. Hydrothrix gardneri
  225. Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
  226. Hygrophila angustifolia
  227. Hygrophila corymbosa 'crispa'
  228. Hygrophila corymbosa 'glabra' (Broadlead giant stricta)
  229. Hygrophila corymbosa 'gracilis'
  230. Hygrophila corymbosa 'siamensis'
  231. Hygrophila corymbosa 'strigosa'
  232. Hygrophila difformis (Water wisteria)
  233. Hygrophila guianensis
  234. Hygrophila lacustris
  235. Hygrophila lancea
  236. Hygrophila natalis
  237. Hygrophila polysperma (Dwarf hygrophilia)
  238. Hygrophila salicifolia
  239. Hygrophila stricta (Thai stricta, green stricta)
  240. Hygroryza aristata
  241. Isoetes lacustris (quillwort)
  242. Isoetes malinverniana
  243. Isoetes velata
  244. Isolepis setracea
  245. Juncus repens
  246. Lagarosiphon madagascariensis
  247. Lagarosiphon major (Elodea crispa)
  248. Lagenandra dewitii
  249. Lagenandra insignis
  250. Lagenandra koenigii
  251. Lagenandra lancifolia
  252. Lagenandra nairii
  253. Lagenandra ovata
  254. Lagenandra thwaitesii
  255. Lemna gibba
  256. Lemna minor (Duckweed)
  257. Lemna paucicostata
  258. Lemna perpusilla
  259. Lemna trisulca
  260. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
  261. Lilaeopsis carolinensis
  262. Lilaeopsis macloviana
  263. Lilaeopsis mauritiana
  264. Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae (New Zealand grassplant)
  265. Lilaeopsis ruthiana
  266. Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon frogbit)
  267. Limnobium spongia