Wetland Plants

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​Spring / Summer
Carex densa
DENSE SEDGE
Very dense perennial sedge. Great for amphibian habitat. Found in seasonal wetland areas.
Carex mertensii
MERTEN'S SEDGE
Blueish colored sedge with tall flower spikes in summer. Found in seasonal wetlands.
Carex obnupta
SLOUGH SEDGE
Evergreen sedge, aides in streambank stabilization due to its vigorous tough root system.
Carex stipata
SAWBEAK SEDGE
Eleocharis palustris
SPIKE RUSH
Low growing, mat forming emergent found in shallow water. Important egg laying habitat for amphibians.
Glyceria elata
FOWL MANAGRASS
Fast growing wetland grass. Seed heads provide food source for water fowl. As well as egg laying habitat for Amphibians.
Juncus effusus
COMMON RUSH
This perennial can be found in ditches, meadows, wetlands and other disturbed sites with poorly draining soil.
Lysichiton americanum
SKUNK CABBAGE
Large leafed perennial, grows 25-150cm tall. Bright yellow, smelly blooms in early spring. prefers shady moist areas.
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Our wetland plants are commonly grown in 1gal and 72plug sizes. Custom sizes also available.

Scirpus acutus
HARD-STEM BULLRUSH
Thick green hollow stems, 1-3M tall. Found in low standing water. Used in waste water filtration.
Scirpus validus
SOFT-STEM BULLRUSH
Typha
CATTAIL
Aquatic perennial, stands 1-3M tall. Fuzzy brown cylindrical seed heads in late summer. Used in waste water filtration.
Veronica americana
AMERICAN BROOKLIME
Blue-flowering perennial, commonly found in wetlands and stream beds across North America.
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Glyceria elata

FOWL MANAGRASS Fast growing wetland grass. Seed heads provide food source for water fowl. As well as egg laying habitat for Amphibians.