This question's information is based on the answer in my previous question about what the aquatic creature need in order to live or survive in my acid water?
The thing that's not in the description is my sun is not strong. It doesn't generate much light or heat due to the cold climate, something like a taiga forest. Hence, I don't think a plant design entirely covered by a proton pump, which requires a lot of energy, would be a good solution.
I want to know what would silicone plants, especially trees, look like and can they still use photosynthesis or do they require different chemicals or methods? (I don't have knowledge about chemistry, so if the answer is actually obvious or I get something wrong, I'm sorry.)
My plants (including trees) have an aquatic plant type, either plain water or salt water (all of this is acid water, based on my previous question description) like kelp, lotus, and flowing on the water surface like water hyacinth. For trees, something like mangrove, and cypress swamp. I want to know is it still possible for silicone based plants to manage it.
Feel free to suggest different types or solutions if silicone is not possible for some that I describe (even better if some parts of the plants are edible by humans). I know there's a tree with high silica in it which seem like a good substitute, but I'm curious about what silicone based plants would be like.