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Acorus americanus
Sweet Flag
Fragrant green, sword-like leaves. Greenish-brown spadix forms later in season.
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Acorus calamus v. variegatus
Variegated Sweet Flag
Fragrant cream-striped sword-like leaves. Fast-growing rhizomes.
· Ht. 30"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy               

Alisma triviale
Northern Water Plantain
Broad green basal leaves indented with parallel veins. Large airy flowers form later in season.
· Ht. 20"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Beckmannia syzigachne
Slough Grass
Annual wetland grass which readily reseeds. Excellent for shoreline ground cover. Seed in spring for best results.
· Ht. 36"
· Native
· Winter hardy      

Calla palustris
Bog Arum
Broad heart-shaped leaves grow from creeping rhizomes. Snow white flower spathe. Red berries.
· Ht. 10"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Caltha palustris
Marsh Marigold
Round leaves; grows in a clump. Bright yellow flowers. One of the first aquatics to bloom.
· Ht. 12"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Caltha palustris  v. Plena
Himalayan Marsh Marigold
Petals are larger than our native species. Bright yellow flowers
· Ht. 14"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy   
           

Carex aquatilis
Water Sedge
Graceful, steel-blue foliage changes to green as the season progresses.
· Ht. 16"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Carex atherodes
Awned Sedge
Tall sedge for areas with 1-2" of water. Green leaves with some hairiness.
· Ht. 20"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Carex aurea
Golden-fruited Sedge

· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy

 

Carex bebbii
Bebb’s Sedge

· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Carex lacustris
Lakeshore Sedge
The tallest of our sedges. Green leaves. Does well in shallow water.
· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Carex utriculata
Beaked Sedge
Green leaved sedge. Excellent for sites with intermidant flooding.
· Ht. 18"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Cyperus alternifolius
Umbrella Palm
Very distinctive umbrella-like flower stalk. Requires warm growing conditions. Good for tub gardens.
· Ht. 48"
· Introduced
· Winter Indoors               

Cyperus papyrus
Papyrus
Requires heat to do well.
· Ht. 20"
· Introduced
· Winter Indoors               

Eleocharis acicularis
Needle Rush
Shortest of the rushes. Use in very shallow water or moist soil.
· Ht. 4"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Eleocharis erythropoda
Creeping Spike Rush
Syn. E. palustiris
Dark green, wind-resistant stems. Ideal for tubs and edging. Does well in shallow standing water.
· Ht. 12"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Equisetum fluviatile
Swamp Horsetail
Pencil-like jointed green stems with very little side-branching. Can tolerate water level fluctuations.
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Equisetum hyemale
Scouring Rush
Evergreen foliage. Jointed green stems with no side-branching. Can tolerate water level fluctuations. Slow growing.
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Equisetum variegatum
Variegated Horsetail
Evergreen. Thin dark green stems.Creeping habit. Does well in gravel, sand and clay soils.
· Ht. 10"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Eriophorum angustifolium
Narrow-leaved Cotton Grass
This grass-like plant is highly prized for its showy cottony seed heads. Fast growing. Tolerates seasonal flooding.
· Ht. 10"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Glyceria grandis
Tall Manna Grass
Graceful grass with open panicles. Commonly found in shallows of beaver ponds. Does best when given lots of space.
· Ht. 4-6’
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Glyceria striata
Fowl Manna Grass

· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Iris setosa
Alaska Iris
Blue flowers and green foliage. Excellent bloomer in our area.
· Ht. 20"
· Introduced
· Winter outdoors               

Iris versicolor
Blue Water Iris
Also known as the Fleur-de-lis of Quebec, where it grows wild. Rich blue-purple flowers above fans of sword-like green leaves.
· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter Hardy               

Juncus arcticus
Arctic Rush
Syn. J. balticus
Slender dark green cylindrical leaves develop from creeping rhizomes.
· Ht. 16"
· Native
· Winter hardy

Juncus nodusus
Knotted Rush
A very short rush which grows rapidly from slender creeping rhizomes. Light to mid-green color.
· Ht. 8"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Lysimachia thyrsiflora
Tufted Loosestrife
Small flowers appear as bristly balls in leaf axils in mid summer. Grows from creeping rhizomes.
· Ht. 20"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Mentha arvensis
Wild Mint
This is the wonderfully aromatic mint found growing in moist soils along streams and shores. Great for making herb tea.
· Ht. 10"
· Native
· Winter hardy
              

Menyanthes trifoliata
Bogbean
3-lobed leaves grow from spongy rhizomes. Pinkish-white, fringed flowers develop on a short spike in late spring.
· Ht. 10"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Myosotis palustris
Water Forget-me-not
Masses of tiny blue flowers on finely-branching stems. Roots along stems. Great plant for between rocks.
· Ht. 6"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy              

Petasites sagittatus
Arrow-leaved Coltsfoot
Primarily grown for its large, silver, arrow-shaped leaves. Flowers in early spring before leaves appear.
· Ht. 12"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Phalaris arundinacea variegata
Variegated Reed Grass
A dry-land plant which can tolerate growing in very wet conditions. Showy green and white striped foliage.
· Ht. 30"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy               

 

Poa palustris
Fowl Bluegrass
Creeping plant ...
· Ht. 12"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Potentilla palustris
Marsh Cinquefoil
Creeping plant has 3/4" maroon-purple flowers, toothed compound leaves and woody rhizomes.
· Ht. 12"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Sagittaria latifolia
Arrowhead or Wapato
Arrowhead-shaped leaves. White flowers are 3-petalled. Tubers are edible, and a favorite of waterfowl.
· Ht. 20"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus acutus
Hardstem Bulrush
Tall cylindrical green leaves grow from tough creeping rhizomes. Tolerates wave action.
· Ht. 48"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Scirpus albescens
White Bulrush
Tall bulrush with light green stripes up the stems. Interesting contrast to other solid green plants.
· Ht. 48"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus cyperinus
Woolgrass
Flat-stemmed bulrush with soft-woolly seeds in Fall. Excellent for poorly drained sites.
· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus fluviatilis
River Bulrush
A flat-bladed bulrush which does well along streams, gravel bars and muddy locations.
· Ht. 36"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus maritimus
Prairie Bulrush
Flat-bladed bulrush. Excellent for slough margins. Does best in shallow standing water.
· Ht. 24"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus microcarpus
Small-fruited Bulrush
Bulrush with flat green blades and showy brown flower heads later in season. Tolerates seasonal flooding
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Scirpus pallidus
Green Bulrush
Similar to S. microcarpus but flower heads are more greenish. Leaves are flat or v-shaped.
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Scirpus pungens
3-square Rush
This medium sized bulrush has 3-sided stems. Flowers are small and grow out of the side of the stem.
· Ht. 30"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Scirpus validus
Softstem Bulrush
Very similar to S. acutus but with softer, lighter colored stems Tall cylindrical leaves grow from creeping rhizomes.
· Ht. 48"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Sium suave
Water Parsnip
Tall herbaceous aquatic with divided underwater leaves. Emergent stalk has pinnate leaves and a white flower head.
· Ht. 48"
· Native
· Winter hardy              

Sparganium eurycarpum
Giant Bur-reed
Long narrow leaves. Flower spike gives rise to prickly globe-shaped seed head in late summer.
· Ht. 36"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 

Triglochin maritima
Arrow Grass
Salt-tolerant plant with slender leaves (like onions) and a tall narrow green flower spike.
Ht. 24"
Native
Winter hardy
              

Typha angustifolia
Pencil Cattail
Tall and narrow leaf blades. Slender brown flower spike forms in late summer. A slow growing cattail.
· Ht. 48"
· Introduced
· Winter hardy               

Typha latifolia
Common Cattail
Broad leaf blades. Thick, fuzzy spike forms in late summer. Fast growing cattail.
· Ht. 48"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

Veronica americana
American Brooklime
Small blue flowers form on creeping green stems. Excellent plant for between stones or along steam margins.
· Ht. 6"
· Native
· Winter hardy               

 
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