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Aquatic and Wetland Plants

Aquatic Plants

Plants that grow in water either floating on the surface, growing up from the bottom of the body of water or growing under the surface of the water. [NALT]

Any microscopic or macroscopic vegetal organism living in the aquatic environment, excluding bacteria and viruses. [AGROVOC]

Wetland Plants

Plants adapted for survival in soils frequently saturated with surface or groundwater. [NALT]

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Seagrasses are flowering vascular plants that live completely submerged in shallow oceanic and estuarine waters. [NALT]

Species of embryophytes living in marine coastal waters. Flowering plants (angiosperms) that colonised the sea. They are the only flowering plants that can live under seawater and are not related to seaweeds. [AGROVOC]

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