Nutrients and metals were analysed in tissues of various wetland plants growing in stormwater detention ponds in Denmark. Nutrient and metal concentrations in below and aboveground tissues were compared to the concentrations of the adjacent sediment. The results showed accumulation of heavy metals in the roots with no significant transport to the aboveground tissues, while macroelements such as P and K were accumulated in the shoots. Concentrations of Zn, Cu, Ni and Pb were correlated with concentrations of these elements in the sediment. There were also significant differences in heavy metal accumulation in the roots of different plant species.
Proceedings International Workshop "strepow", February 23-24, 2011, Andrevlje-novi Sad, Serbia, 2011, p. 111-117