Thanks to their branched radical apparatus, aquatic plants contribute in consolidating shores, in enhancing the quality of water while actively contrasting eutrophication. These plants filter suspended substances which could make the water turbid and cooperate with other bacteria in breaking down chemical components, even complex ones, and neutralizing toxic and harmful substances.

There are five categories of aquatic plants:

  • Shore plants

    They are many and possess a great variety of forms and blossoms. They re-establish the damaged biological balance resulting from environmental pollution. They purify the water by absorbing heavy metals, nutrients and toxic organic components. Their filtering action clarifies the water.

  • Underwater plants

    They are indispensable in producing oxygen and they root on the bio-lake floor, remaining under the water surface. They do not feed on the lake’s substratum but they absorb nutrients directly from the water and contribute to the hygiene of the bio-lake.

  • Shading plants

    These plants are equipped with large leaves and, among them, are the lotus and the water lily. These very ornamental plants help shade the water surface while considerably reducing algae formation and water heating.

  • Emerged plants

    They can be of variable height, above the water surface and many of them have a great filtering and absorbing capacity.

  • Palustrine plants

    They live on fresh water shores and at minimal depth and do not suffer occasional lowering of the water level.