Aquatic Plants in Louisiana

Native pickerelweed in a drainage canal in Algiers

Our estuary has a variety of aquatic habitats. These range from fully freshwater systems, through intermediate and brackish regions, to the coastal saltmarsh where the salinity often equals that of ocean water. As many fishermen know, salinities can fluctuate even in a specific location.  So scientists actually define habitat types by the plants living there.

*Native pickerelweed in a drainage canal in Algiers
 
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