Help describing a habitat?

I have a plant collection due this week for a wetland ecology class. All semester we have been collecting plants and pressing them. In order to turn them in we have to write the species, location, date, etc. and a description of the habitat. It has to be short and I’m not sure exactly how to describe “along a lake” in better terms. Our professor left it rather open ended but I won’t get the chance to ask them before it is due.

If anyone has done something similar I would really appreciate the help. Thanks!