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Table 2 Use categories of wetland plants and the numbers of related species

From: Diversity of wetland plants used traditionally in China: a literature review

Type of use No. of species Percentage of the total (%)
Medicine 263 75.1
Forage 173 49.4
Food 101 28.9
Green manure 53 15.1
Fiber 52 14.9
Industrial raw material 48 13.7
Ornamental 32 9.1
Pesticide 26 7.4
Environmental use 24 6.9
Liquor –making material 22 6.3
Other 15 4.3