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