For shallow water Menyanthus Trifoliata (Three-leaved Buckbean) and Typha Latifolia (Broad-leaved Cat's Tail) are suitable.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Typha is very common, and in some places Arundo.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It was the progeny of Typha'on and Echidna.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Here is a typha ... here an alisma; and by the overpowering perfume, this, I know, is the acacia flower.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
It is a small plant resembling, in miniature, Typha, hence its generic name.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard