Last Updated: 3/19/12
Submerged plants are also called oxygenators. They provide oxygen during the day but actually use oxygen at night.
Before reading this list, see the key, how to use this list, and how to contact the nurseries that are listed by visiting my plant list page.
For general information on submerged plants especially anacharis, visit my submerged plant page.
For information on aquarium plants including more information on anacharis, hornwort, etc., see my Aquarium Plant Page and aquarium plant species page.
I am not sure which species of submerged plants are native to the Eastern USA and which are not as pond catalogs do not mention such "unimportant things." If you know, please let me know. Many people have asked me which are native so they can make the right choices and not contribute to the introduction of non-native species to their area.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Type||Native to Eastern US?||Depth to Plant in Inches||Height of Plant in Feet||Zones||Sun Preference||Color(s) of Flowers||Price at Lilypons 2007||Price at Aquamart 2007||Price at MD Aquatic Nurseries 1997||Price at Lilyblooms 1997||Price at Paradise Water Gardens 2005||Price at That Pet Place 1998||Price at Crystal Palace Perennials 1999||Did or do I have this plant?|
|Anacharis or Elodea||Elodea canadensis and/or Elodea densa or Lagarosiphon major?||submerged||1 to 10 feet||endless (up to 6 feet)||3 to 5+||partial to full||white||1.99 (must get 10+)||1.50||2.20||1.40||2.50||0.99||Yes|
|Anacharis||Egeria densa (see anacharis dilemma above)||submerged||Yes||1 to 2 feet||endless||5 to 8+ (may be tropical-like)||partial to full||white||0.99||No|
|Bacopa (lemon?)||Bacopa caroliniana||submerged||7+||purple||No longer carry||8.30||2.50||7.99||Yes|
|Cabomba||Cabomba caroliniana||submerged||Yes||1 to 2 feet||a few feet||6+||full||white||1.99 (must get 10+)||1.25||2.20||2.50||Yes|
|Fanwort (may be called cabomba too)||Cabomba canadensis||submerged||1 to 10 feet||a few to 6 feet||6+||partial to full||0.99||No|
|Foxtail||Myriophyllum canadensis and similar species||submerged||1 to 8 feet||1 to 6 feet||3 to 4+||No longer carry||2.20||0.99||Yes|
|Hornwort or Coontail or Coon's Tail||Ceratophyllum demersum||submerged||Yes||1 to 2 feet||endless (8 to 10 feet)||5+||1.50||2.20||1.40||2.50||0.99||Yes|
|Hygrophila Benard||Hygrophila Benard||submerged||7.99||No|
|Hygrophila Difformis||Hygrophila Difformis||submerged||7.99||No|
|Hygrophila Polysperma||Hygrophila Polysperma||submerged||2.50||7.99||No|
|Milfoil||Milfoil pinatum||submerged||2.50||Yes (looks like foxtail to me!)|
|Moneywort||Lysimachia nummularia||submerged||.5 to 1.5 feet||a few feet||4+||No longer carry||2.50||Yes|
|Pondweed||Potamogeton crispus and similar species||submerged, leaves may float||1 to 15 feet||a few feet||3+||partial to full||white||6.99||No|
|Sagittaria, Dwarf||Sagittaria subulata and related species||submerged||3 to 12 inches (CPP says 1 to 15 feet!)||6 inches||5+||partial to full||white||9.00 (for a dozen)||6.99||Yes|
|Sagittaria, Senensis||Sagittaria senensis||submerged||1.25||Yes|
|Tape Grass or Sagittaria||Sagittaria natans||submerged||1 to 15 feet||4 feet||5+||partial to full||white||6.99||No|
|Valisneria, Corkscrew||Valisneria spiralis and related species||submerged||1 to 10 feet||4 to 20 inches||6+||partial to full||10.00 (for a dozen)||6.99||No|
|Valisneria, Giant||Valisneria gigantea||submerged||9.00 (for a dozen), 1.00 each||No|
|Val(lisneria), Jungle||Vallisneria americana and related species||submerged||1 to 2 feet||6 feet||4 to 6+||1.50||1.40||6.99||Yes|
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