This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol2-4", by A. R. Horwood. Also available from Amazon: A British Wild Flowers In Their Natural Haunts.
I. Meadow Rue (Thalictrum flavum, L.). 2. Water Fennel (Ranunculus trichophyllus, Chaix). 3. White Water Lily (Castalia alba, Wood). 4. Yellow Water Lily (Nymphaea lutea, L.). 5. Water Cress (Radicula Nasturtiumaquaticum, Rendle and Britten). 6. Great Yellow Water Cress (Radicula amphibia, Druce).
The surface is strewn with Duckweed as with confetti. Water Plantain rises out of the water with its panicle of soft-tinted flowers. The broad arrow of the waterway is marked by Arrowhead, and the tall, graceful umbels of the Flowering Rush make the artist feign to use his brush to catch their tints. Waving majestically in midstream, Bulrushes hide the nest of coot or water-hen. Down there in the wet copse by the river bank is the Wood Clubrush half hidden by thickets of reeds.