Try plants such as water forget-me-not, lesser spearwort
and marsh marigold, planted in aquatic plant pots, which have mesh sides.
STOCKING It's best to have a mixture of submerged plants, floating plants and emergent plants (those that are rooted in water but whose foliage extends into the air).Native plants to look out for are: Submerged - Water-milfoil Myriophyllum,Hornwort Ceratophyllum,Curled pond weed Potamogeton Crispus.Floating: White water lily Nymphaea alba, Ivy-leavedDuckweed Lemna trisuica.Emergent: Yellow Iris pseudacorus,Meadowsweet Fillipendula ulmaria,purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicria,Greater spearwort
Ranunculus lingua, water forget-me-not Mysootis scopidides.
The endangered plants found in El Kala include, in Lake Oubeira, Polygonum senegalense and Paspalidium obtusifolium; and in lake Tonga, cord-grass (Spartina patens), duckweed (Lemna trisulca), white water-lily (Nymphaea alba), lesser spearwort
(Ranunculus flammula), Cardamine parviflora, and the water chestnut (Trapa bispinosa).
The buttercups, also known as the Adders Tongue Spearwort
, may not be much to look at but they attract hundreds of admirers when the tiny reserve has its annual open day.