|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Aquatic plants, also called hydrophytic plants or hydrophytes, are plants that have adapted to living in or on aquatic environments. Because living on or under water surface requires numerous special adaptations, aquatic plants can only grow in water or permanently saturated soil. Aquatic vascular plants can be ferns or angiosperms (from a variety of families, including among the monocots and dicots). Seaweeds are not vascular plants but multicellular marine algae, and therefore not typically included in the category of aquatic plants. As opposed to plants types such as mesophytes and xerophytes, hydrophytes do not have a problem in retaining water due to the abundance of water in its environment. This means the plant has less need to regulate transpiration (indeed, the regulation of transpiration would require more energy than the possible benefits incurred)Floating plants: In a pond community, they receive more sunlight than submerged plants. They also have to compete with one another for sunlight|
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Gorgeous image! I love the lillypads, both colors and patterns are very appealing. The exposure seems right on the money. Well done Helio. :)
- [2010-06-04 2:15]
Very fine composition and a beautiful color-combination! I like a lot.