The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

Plants growing on or under water, free-floating, or if rooted in the soil then not growing more than a few cm above the water level, lying flat upon the mud during dry periods and not self supporting.

Alismataceae Caldesia reniformis
Alismataceae Limnophyton obtusifolium
Alismataceae Wiesneria filifolia
Apiaceae Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton desertorum
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton junceus
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton rehmannii
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton stuhlmannii
Araceae Landoltia punctata
Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis
Araceae Pistia stratiotes
Araceae Spirodela polyrrhiza
Araceae Wolffia globosa
Araceae Wolffiella rotunda
Araceae Wolffiella welwitschii
Cabombaceae Brasenia schreberi
Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum var. demersum
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Neptunia oleracea
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Aeschynomene fluitans
Haloragaceae Myriophyllum aquaticum
Hydrocharitaceae Egeria densa
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon cordofanus
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon ilicifolius
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon major
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon muscoides
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon verticillifolius
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia exserta
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia muricata
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ulvifolia
Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria
Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria spiralis
Marsileaceae Marsilea apposita
Marsileaceae Marsilea coromandelina
Marsileaceae Marsilea distorta
Marsileaceae Marsilea ephippiocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea farinosa subsp. farinosa
Marsileaceae Marsilea macrocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea minuta var. minuta
Marsileaceae Marsilea nubica var. gymnocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea vera
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides brevipedicellata
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides forbesiana
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides rautanenii
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides senegalensis
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides thunbergiana
Najadaceae Najas horrida
Najadaceae Najas marina subsp. armata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea lotus
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea maculata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali var. petersiana
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Parkeriaceae Ceratopteris thalictroides
Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton nodosus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton pusillus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton richardii
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton schweinfurthii
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton trichoides
Salviniaceae Azolla filiculoides
Salviniaceae Azolla nilotica
Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata subsp. africana
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta
Number of species: 65

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: List of native or naturalised species with each spot-character: Aquatic., retrieved 8 December 2023

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