Freshwater Plants in the Everglades (Cabomba)


Underwater Plants in the Everglades (Cabomba), Original Photograph by Kim A. Bailey
Boynton Beach, Florida

Cabomba, also known as fanwort or Carolina water shield, is an aquatic plant native to the Americas. It is characterized by its delicate, feathery leaves that grow in dense clusters along submerged stems. Cabomba typically grows in freshwater habitats such as ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams, where it can form dense mats of vegetation.

The leaves of cabomba are finely divided and arranged in a whorled pattern along the stem, giving the plant a distinctive and attractive appearance. The foliage can range in color from bright green to reddish-brown, depending on factors such as water quality, light levels, and nutrient availability.

In addition to its ornamental value, cabomba plays an essential role in aquatic ecosystems. It provides habitat and food for a variety of aquatic organisms, including fish, invertebrates, and amphibians. The dense growth of cabomba also helps to oxygenate the water and provide shelter for aquatic animals, contributing to the overall health and biodiversity of the ecosystem.

Cabomba is popular among aquarium enthusiasts for its graceful appearance and ease of care. It can be grown submerged in aquariums or ponds, where it adds a naturalistic touch and helps to create a lush underwater landscape. However, cabomba can be invasive in some regions outside of its native range, so it’s essential to prevent its spread to natural waterways.

Overall, cabomba is a beautiful and valuable aquatic plant that adds beauty and ecological benefits to freshwater habitats. Whether grown in aquariums or natural ponds, it is appreciated for its graceful foliage and important role in supporting aquatic life.


Freshwater Plants in the Everglades is an original piece of artIt is printed using traditional high-quality photographic methods, unlike inkjet prints or posters. You can choose from a variety of sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your home or office.

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