Like Tussock sedge, Fox sedge has... Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush, is one of the most important native shrubs for helping to preserve water quality and for enhancing wildlife habitat. Although lacking true leaves or flowers, the upright stems of Dw... Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh rattlesnake-master, is an attractive silver blue flowering perennial that is widely underused in sunny poorly drained or wetland areas. Three Square Rush provides exce... Scirpus atrovirens, Green Bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales. Pointed broom sedge grows 1-2’ tall and provides great food and cover for song birds in wet meadow habitats. Carex lacustris, Lake bank sedge, is a rapidly spreading rhizomatous plant and a great soil stabilizer for an area with full sun. 3. Ranunculus flammula is a low growing perennial that pro... Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose, prefers moist, acidic habitats such as bogs, swamps, the edges of ponds and lakes or any poorly drained wetsoil. While tolerant of flooding, it is not usually found growing in water but is very co... Eutrochium fistulosum, Joe Pye Weed, is a 6-8' tall yet graceful plant which prefers moist areas and has a tolerance for a variety of soils. British Native Plants for the shelf areas of the pond shelf levels grow up through the water. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August. Our range also includes a number of British Native plant starter packs suitable for various size pools and gardens.. More information is available in individual descriptions. Three Square Rush provides... Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Blue-Eyed Grass, grows in moist, well-drained soil in damp open woods, slopes, and along stream banks in full sun to part shade. Now over here, this is one of the more common water plants, this is Typha orientalis it's also known as Cumbungi. Osmunda regalis 5/18: Water Quality for Fisheries Management. Pink forms are more common, but a white form is shown here. Decide whether you would like your plants to be native water plants or exotics. Panicles of tiny 3-petalled pink to off-white flowers produced during the warmer months. Nuphar occurs in quiet back waters along tidal creeks and rivers as well as inland ponds and swamps. These groups are: Algae. Scirpus atrovirens thrives in full sun to partial and blooms from mid June to late July with attractive dark brown almost black inflorescence. Typha latifolia, Broad Leaf Cattails, are one of the most important native wetland plants, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality and providing food for wildlife. Deer resistant and to... Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint, is one of our cool season grasses. The tallest American member of the Andropogon genus, big blue stem, forms sturdy upright clumps of narrow blades standing 6' tall. The key to making them look more like garden plants and less like weeds is to keep them very neat, cutting back long stems and trimming off dead foliage as needed. Four squarerush has a distinct four sided stem which is dark green in color. Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture... Chelone glabra, White turtle head, is a deer resistant perennial perfect for shaded or woodland gardens with moist soil. This fairly long bl... Typha angustifolia, Narrow Leaf Cattails, are one of the most important native wetland plants, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality and providing food for wildlife. Aquatic plant photographs were provided by David Bayne, Jim Davis, Kelly Duffie, Billy Higginbotham, Michael Masser, John Clayton, Chetta Owens, Diane Smith, Joe Snow, Don Steinbach, Bridget Robinson Lassiter and Peter Woods. Schoenoplect... Scirpus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl and spawning fish. Verbena h... Vernonia noveboracensis, Ironweed, prefers rich, moist soils but it tolerates a wide range of soils making it great plant to use in naturalized areas or meadows looking for a subtle dab of purple bloom from its numerous tiny, fluff... Zizania aquatica, Wild Rice, is a native grass found in marshes, pond edges, lakes, and rivers has an extremely branched inflorescence which produces edible grains for humans and wildlife. This perennial cool season grass is good for erosion control in moist areas. Scirpus fluviatilis prov... Scirpus tabermontanii, Soft Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies and provides excellent cover for waterfowl and spawning fish. Other British … Fowl mannagrass provides food and shelter to a wide variety of aquatic wildlife. The hardiest of the Justicia species, the Water willow grows 1-2' t... Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. We stock a range of Australian and West Australian native pond water plants. Just under 3" tall, Dwarf spikerush can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters al... Eleocharis quadrangulata, Four squarerush, is a PA endangered plant. Tussock s... Carex vulpinoidea, Fox sedge, is aptly named for its fox tail like seed head. The 3 sided stem... Decodon verticillatus, Water willow, is a perennial herb with a woody base at the bottom of its arching leafy stems. The flowers of Hi... Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Pennywort, is a quick colonizer producing a nice thick mass of scalloped 2-inch leaves growing from running rhizomes in full sun to part shade. Once established this rhizomatous fern creates wonderfully textured colonies of lime green. The arrow-shaped long thin foliage grows to 2' tall above the water line in sun to partial shade with small... Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, is a colonizing perennial with fibrous rhizomes which grows along the edges of ponds, swamps and marshes in sun to part shade. Just grab a piece of the foliage, when it's green you just have to twist and turn it to make your string. Th... Sorghastrum nutans, Indiangrass, is widely used in large scale roadside plantings, revegetation projects, prairie restorations, and many different types of erosion control projects because it grows well on disturbed sites and produ... Sparganium americanum, Lesser bur-reed, is one of several native species of this distinctive native plant. Small white flowers of Phyla... Physostegia virginiana, Obedient plant, gets its name from an unusual trait, when you turn the flowers by pushing them sideways, they stay there. It will form dense tussocks rising above the waterline. Click on whichever group of aquatic plants that you feel your specimen may belong to and work through the examples until you find it. Standing 2-4’ tall Asclepias incarnat... Aster novae-angliae, New England aster, is one of the most attractive and common asters that thrives in moist full sun meadows. Andropogon glomeratus is a narrow blue/green leaf in the summer followed ... Common in the Northeast, Andropogon virginicus, broomsedge, is a native clumping warm season grass that grows best in relatively infertile soil conditions which makes it a great choice for the dry compacted banks of stormwater basin... Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed, is a decorative and essential perennial to any moist full sun habitat, pale pink blossoms explode with color from late June thru August. Golden Club has bright yellow flower clusters (spadix) at the tips. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Swamp Rose is favored for its 2" fragrant pink flowers which offer nectar to bee... Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan, grows in moist to dry soil and next to ponds in full sun to part shade. We are a Plant Propagation Nursery of Native Australian Wetland Plants . Some algae are microscopic (planktonic algae). Pennywort has relatively insignificant small powder puff... Iris fulva, Copper iris, has arching bright green leaves growing from shallowly rooted compact rhizomes that can form large clumps. Freshwater Habitats Trust (was Pond Conservation) has produced a leaflet ‘Planting-up Ponds’ with suggestions for native species that will attract wildlife; Consider not planting up a pond and allowing plants to colonise naturally. Aquatic plants available. It displays white, buttercup-like flowers with yellow centres which provide food for bees, butterflies and other insects. Aquascapes Unlimited’s seed sown local ecotype species add natural wildlife benefits, promote biodiversity, and oftentimes require less maintenance in terms of fertilizers and pesticides. Glyceria... Helianthus angustifolius, Swamp sunflower, is a narrow leaf perennial sunflower that will thrive in moist soil with full sun to part shade. Its natural range is from Newfoundland to the Great lakes, south including Missouri, and Kansas and down to Florida and Texas. World of Water have some of the very best British aquatic pond and marsh plants in our collections. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August. Improving the health of the ecosystems in Baltimore’s watersheds is one of the main missions of Blue Water Baltimore, and when you … Native plants are always the best choice for use in landscapes, restoration projects, storm water projects, and naturalized areas. Riverbank wild rye has... Elymus virginicus or Virginia wild rye is a versatile shade tolerant cool season grass which grows just over 3' tall and offers great perennial competition against Japanese stiltgrass. The rhizomes of Polygonum a... Pontederia cordata, Pickerelweed, is a common sight in quiet fresh water areas. The flowers of Mimulus ringens are about an inch a... Nelumbo lutea, American yellow lotus, is the only native species of the genus. Therefore all orders placed after 22 November will be held and sent some time after 4th January 2021 when I get to them in the queue. Native plants and water quality There are a couple of key ways in which native plants support the water quality of Lake George: Native plants help reduce stormwater runoff. Native plants prevent erosion, keep the water clean and clear and add a lot of character to the natural setting. Just under 1' tall, it can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters along shorelines ... Eleocharis obtusa, Spike rush, is typically one of the first colonizers of a freshly dug storm water basin or pond. The distinctive heart shaped leaves grow above the water... Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem, is a warm season, clump forming plant which prefers full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Most, but not all, have roots that hang in the water from the floating green portions. RHUBARB PLANTS and CROWNS NOW available by mail order. Bottle brush grass can take a variety of light conditions from full sun to part shade. The leaves of Marsh Purslane are highly variable in color, from green to slightly red-tin... Menyanthes trifoliata, Bogbean, grows in spongy bogs, marshes and shallow water along pond edges. Sometimes mistaken for a grass, creeping spikerush forms nice tight clusters of green... Eleocharis parvula, Dwarf spikerush, is a perennial with smooth round solid stems which form an oval spike flower on the tips. British aquatic plants are among the prettiest of our wildflowers, so if you use them your pond will look lovely too. other native plants. Exotic or non … The slightly drooping seed heads... Equisetum fluviatile, Water horsetail, is a fairly slender medium-sized Equisetum growing 1-2' tall in dense dark green colonies along shorelines and shallow water. Photo Credits: The majority of the aquatic plant line drawings are the copyright of the University of Florida Center for Aquatic Plants (Gainsville). Contact Joe Snow Aquatic Plants. Soft pale yellow flowers 7 - 11" surround a rich yellow center standi... Spatterdock is a member of the native floating leaf aquatic community. Revegetating wetlands. Tape grass can also grow quite long and can sometimes pose a swimming hazard (though typically not very serious) for swimmers who get spooked when it feels lik… Growing from 1-2' tall, the inflorescence of Canada rush branches from a single point on the stem from July ... 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