Plants for Freshwater Wetlands & Wet Sites

The following plants may be used to create or enhance freshwater marshes or swamps or to stabilize and enhance streambanks, riverbanks or pond edges.

Remember to match the plants’ growth requirements with the site conditions. Wetness tolerated by these plants is provided in this guide in terms of frequency and duration of soil saturation or inundation (flooding), and depth of standing water.

 
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Aronia melancarpa, Black Chokeberry  -12"  25 for $12.50 Athyrium filix-femina             Southern Lady Fern Betula nigra, River Birch    6-12" bundle of 25 $12.50 Carpinus caroliniana, American Hornbeam  18-24"   5 for $10.00
Aronia melancarpa, Black Chokeberry -12" 25 for $12.50Athyrium filix-femina Southern Lady FernBetula nigra, River Birch 6-12" bundle of 25 $12.50Carpinus caroliniana, American Hornbeam 18-24" 5 for $10.00
 
Eupatorium fistulosum, Joe Pye weed, Trumpetweed Eupatorium hyssopifolium, Hyssop Leaf Boneset Eupatorium maculatum, Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum, Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium fistulosum, Joe Pye weed, TrumpetweedEupatorium hyssopifolium, Hyssop Leaf BonesetEupatorium maculatum, Spotted Joe Pye WeedEupatorium purpureum, Sweet Joe Pye Weed
 
Eurybia macrophylla, Big Leaved Aster New for 2019! Heliopsis helianthoides, Smooth OxeEye Sunflower Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp Hibiscus, Rose Mallow Iris Versicolor, Blue Flag Ships Now!
Eurybia macrophylla, Big Leaved Aster New for 2019!Heliopsis helianthoides, Smooth OxeEye SunflowerHibiscus moscheutos, Swamp Hibiscus, Rose MallowIris Versicolor, Blue Flag Ships Now!
 
Juncus tenuis, path rush, poverty rush Pontaderia cordata, Pickerelweed New for 2019! 50ct minimum Quercus phellos,  Willow Oak  18-24" 10 for $15.00 Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, Calico aster New for 2019!
Juncus tenuis, path rush, poverty rushPontaderia cordata, Pickerelweed New for 2019! 50ct minimumQuercus phellos, Willow Oak 18-24" 10 for $15.00Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, Calico aster New for 2019!
 
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aromatic aster New for 2019! Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress  18-24" 5 for $10.00 Dryopteris marginalis                        Evergreen Wood Fern Onoclea sensibilis                                Sensitive Fern
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aromatic aster New for 2019!Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress 18-24" 5 for $10.00Dryopteris marginalis Evergreen Wood FernOnoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern
 
Osmunda cinnamomea                                 Cinnamon Fern Osmunda regalis                                       Royal Fern Thelypteris noveboracensis   New York Fern Andropogon gerardii   Big Bluestem
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon FernOsmunda regalis Royal FernThelypteris noveboracensis New York FernAndropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
 
Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint Carex stricta (Tussock sedge) Carex vulpinoidea  Fox sedge Carex crinata Fringed sedge
Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint Carex stricta, Tussock sedge, Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge Carex crinata Fringed sedge
 
Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats, Indian wood oats Leersia oryzoides, Rice Cut Grass Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass
Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge Elymus riparious, Riverbank WildryeLeersia oryzoides, Rice Cut GrassPanicum virgatum, Switchgrass
 
Asclepias  incarnata, Swamp milkweed  Ships Spring 2019 Chelone glabra, White turtlehead, turtlehead Eupatorium dubium, Joe Pye Weed, Dwarf Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common boneset
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed Ships Spring 2019Chelone glabra, White turtlehead, turtleheadEupatorium dubium, Joe Pye Weed, Dwarf Joe Pye WeedEupatorium perfoliatum, Common boneset
 
Helianthus angustifolia, Swamp Sunflower Lobelia cardinalis, Red cardinal flower Lobelia siphilitica, Great blue lobelia Mimulus ringens, Allegheny Monkey Flower Ships Now!
Helianthus angustifolia, Swamp SunflowerLobelia cardinalis, Red cardinal flower Lobelia siphilitica, Great blue lobeliaMimulus ringens, Allegheny Monkey Flower Ships Now!
 
Rudbeckia laciniata, Cutleaf coneflower Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, New England Aster Symphyotrichum novi-belgii  New York Aster Kosteletzkya virginica, VA Saltmarsh Mallow
Rudbeckia laciniata, Cutleaf coneflower Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, New England Aster Symphyotrichum novi-belgii New York AsterKosteletzkya virginica, VA Saltmarsh Mallow
 
Vernonia noveboracensis, New York ironweed Juncus effusus   Soft Rush, Common Rush Peltandra virginica, Arrow arum, Green arrow arum Sagittaria latifolia, Arrowhead, duck potato
Vernonia noveboracensis, New York ironweedJuncus effusus Soft Rush, Common Rush Peltandra virginica, Arrow arum, Green arrow arumSagittaria latifolia, Arrowhead, duck potato
 
Saururus cernuus, Lizard's tail Schoenoplectus validus, Soft stem bulrush, great bulrush Scirpus atrivirens, black or green bulrush Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass bulrush,
Saururus cernuus, Lizard's tailSchoenoplectus validus, Soft stem bulrush, great bulrushScirpus atrivirens, black or green bulrush Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass bulrush,
 
Sparganium americanum, American Bur-reed Spartina pectinata, Prairie Cordgrass Morella pennsylvanica, Northern bayberry   12-18" 5 for $10.00 Aronia melancarpa,  Black Chokeberry  12-18" 25 for $15.00
Sparganium americanum, American Bur-reedSpartina pectinata, Prairie Cordgrass Morella pennsylvanica, Northern bayberry 12-18" 5 for $10.00Aronia melancarpa, Black Chokeberry 12-18" 25 for $15.00
 
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore 18-24"  10 for $10.00
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore 18-24" 10 for $10.00
 
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