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Temperate Climate Aquatic Mulch Plants, and other useful plants

 
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This coming farm season I want to experiment with more temperate climate aquatic plants in series of farm ponds.  Anyone have any good resources for temperate climate aquatic plants for different permie uses?  So far I'm growing american water lotus.

I'm particularly interested in finding some useful aquatic mulch plants.  Something that will make lots of biomas very quickly, while cleaning the pond of excess nutrients.  I then would harvest the aquatic plants and use them as mulch on my gardens, where the aquatic seeds cannot germinate.    

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Azolla, aka duckweed is a good aquatic plant for mulch production.  Grows at an astounding rate, also good for fodder.
 
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I've found Elodea canadensis to be very prolific.  I bought mine from http://www.tricker.com/

They have many other kinds of water plants as well, both North American natives, and exotics.  
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