Feb 29, 2024, 07:10 PM IST

10 beautiful aquatic plants 

Shweta Singh

Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow coastal waters. They provide habitat for various marine life and help stabilize sediments.


Giant kelp is a large brown algae that forms dense underwater forests in cold, nutrient-rich waters.

Giant Kelp

Sea fans are soft corals that resemble delicate fans or branches. They come in a variety of colors and add a mesmerizing beauty to coral reef ecosystems.

Sea Fan

Halimeda algae are calcareous green algae that form intricate calcified structures.

Halimeda Algae

While not strictly underwater, mangroves have extensive root systems that extend into the water, providing important habitat for many species and protecting coastlines.


Mermaid's wineglass is a single-celled green algae that forms a delicate and beautiful structure resembling a miniature wineglass.

Mermaid's Wineglass

Red mangroves have distinctive prop roots that extend into the water, creating a complex underwater habitat.

Red Mangrove

Turtle grass is a type of seagrass that forms extensive meadows in shallow coastal waters. It provides food and habitat for many marine animals, including turtles.

Turtle Grass

Lettuce coral is a type of stony coral that forms large, flat colonies resembling heads of lettuce.

Lettuce Coral