Submersed plants are rooted plants with most of their vegetative mass below the water surface, although some portions may stick above the water. One discerning characteristic of submersed plants is their flaccid or soft stems, which is why they do not usually rise above the water's surface.

 American Pondweed

American Pondweed

 Bladderwort

Bladderwort

 Clasping-Leaf Pondweed

Clasping-Leaf Pondweed

 Coontail

Coontail

 Curly-Leaf Pondweed

Curly-Leaf Pondweed

 Elodea

Elodea

 Eurasian Watermilfoil 

Eurasian Watermilfoil 

 Fanwort

Fanwort

 Flat-Stemmed Pondweed

Flat-Stemmed Pondweed

 Floating-Leaf Pondweed

Floating-Leaf Pondweed

 Horned Pondweed

Horned Pondweed

 Hydrilla

Hydrilla

 Illinois Pondweed

Illinois Pondweed

 Large-Leaf Pondweed

Large-Leaf Pondweed

 Naiads

Naiads

 Parrotfeather

Parrotfeather

 Sago Pondweed

Sago Pondweed

 Small Pondweed

Small Pondweed

 Vallisneria

Vallisneria

 Variable-Leaf Watermilfoil

Variable-Leaf Watermilfoil