Plant Library

Welcome to the Aquascapes Unlimited online plant catalog. You can review the plants by either Botanical Name or Common Name by clicking the appropriate selection below. If you would like to view a specific category select the appropriate order in the drop down box. We're adding new plants on a regular basis, so check back frequently. To see a larger picture and to read more about a specific plant click on that image or the "More Info" link.

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Acorus americanus

Acorus americanus

Common Name: Sweetflag

Acorus americanus, native sweetflag, has aromatic foliage, similar to Iris in shape, yet unpalatable to geese and deer. Sweetflag spreads moderately from a thick rhizome forming a dense mat along pond shores and stre...


Acorus calamus 'variegatus'

Acorus calamus 'variegatus'

Common Name: variegated sweetflag

Acorus calamus ‘variegatus’ - variegated sweetflag is hardy in zones 5-11. Variegated sweetflag has aromatic foliage and is similar to Iris in shape, but it is unpalatable to geese and deer. Variegat...


Acorus gramineus 'variegatus'

Acorus gramineus 'variegatus'

Common Name: dwarf variegated sweetflag

Similar in appearance to Acorus calamus variegatus but smaller in size and spreading less vigorously, dwarf variegated sweetflag, is a perfect choice when shorter vertical accents are needed along the pond edge. This clumping ornamental has varieg...


Alisma subcordatum

Alisma subcordatum

Common Name: Water plantain

Alisma subcordatum, water plantain, is a clump forming seed colonizer which thrives in permanently inundated quiet water. Water plantain becomes recognizable early in the growing season with its submerged strap ...


Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big blue stem

The tallest American member of the Andropogon genus, big blue stem, forms sturdy upright clumps of narrow blades standing 6' tall. Andropogon gerardii prefers slightly moist soils but is surprisingly drought tolerant once established. The lus...


Andropogon glomeratus

Andropogon glomeratus

Common Name: Bushy beard

The only moisture loving Andropogon glomeratus, bushy beard, is usually found growing in low lying marshes and swamps of the eastern coastal plain of the United States. Andropogon glomeratus is a narrow blue/green leaf in the summer followed ...


Andropogon virginicus

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name: Broomsedge

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...


Arundo donax

Arundo donax

Common Name: Giant reed grass

Hardy in Zones 5-11, Arundo donax is usually sought after for its tropical looking foliage and taller stature - up to 20'. The flowers are large 2 foot panicles with silvery plumes which turn beige and can last well into ...


Arundo donax 'variegata'

Arundo donax 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated giant reed grass

Hardy in Zones 6-11, Arundo donax variegata is usually sought after for its white & green foliage which  gives a bamboo like tropical effect. The variegated species is shorter than the pure green Arundo donax, making ...


Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Swamp milkweed

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. Standing 2-4’ tall Asclepias incarnat...


Aster nemoralis

Aster nemoralis

Common Name: bog aster

Aster nemoralis - bog aster is an acid loving beauty suited for the boggy landscape.  Perched on 6" - 2' slender stems, the bog aster has narrow tapered leaves with rough edges.  Pretty aster flowers are larger than u...


Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae

Common Name: New England aster

Aster novae-angliae, New England aster, is one of the most attractive and common asters that thrives in moist full sun meadows. From mid August through October, New England aster produces numerous flowers ranging in color from pale lavender t...


Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

Common Name: New York aster

Aster novi-belgii, New york aster, with slightly smaller blue flowers than New England aster, thrives in a more permanently moist habitat. Aster novi-belgii is a deer resistant PA rare plant that spreads slowly via rhizomes an...


Aster puniceum

Aster puniceum

Common Name: Purple stemmed aster

Aster puniceum, Purple stemmed aster, is a common naturalizer of wetlands, stream banks and moist meadows.  Purplestem aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. Deer resistant and to...


Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata

Common Name: Hardy Japanese orchid

A beautiful addition to the margins of a water garden or bog with its exotic pinkish purple (sometimes white) flower that once in bloom will last for almost a month. Blooming at just about a foot tall, from May to June and hardy in...


Bugout - Assorted Carnivores in Captivity

Bugout - Assorted Carnivores in Captivity

Common Name: Bug Out

Bug Out ™ is a highly marketable concept that will bring carnivorous plants like Sarracenias –Pitcher Plants- out of the “cult market” closet and into the hands of the general public. After years of personal and profes...


Calamagrostis canadensis

Calamagrostis canadensis

Common Name: Cananda bluejoint

Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint,  is one of our cool season grasses. Canada bluejoint is found growing strong along pond shores and in open wet meadows of New England. It forms slender inflorescence in June whi...


Calopogon tuberosus

Calopogon tuberosus

Common Name: Grass pink orchid

Calopogon tuberosus, Grass pink orchid, is a graceful standout in the bog setting.  The name Calopogon tuberosus is Greek for 'beautiful beard.'   1" lightly fragrant flower in a delicate magenta pink to pink-purpl...


Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

Caltha palustris, Marsh marigold, is one of the earliest blooming spring ephemerals in a wetland. Marsh marigold's heart shaped shiny foliage emerges in March and almost overnight is topped with bright yellow buttercup li...


Caltha polypetala

Caltha polypetala

Common Name: Giant marsh marigold

Caltha polypetala, Giant marsh marigold, is one of the earlier blooms to appear in the spring.  Giant marsh marigold comes alive with happy yellow flowers atop a glossy dark green foliage letting everybody know spring is upon us. Har...


Canna flaccida

Canna flaccida

Common Name: Yellow canna

Canna flaccida, Yellow canna, is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and array of sunset colored flowers which sit perched atop the foliage mass. A native to Florida &...


Canna glauca 'Endeavor'

Canna glauca 'Endeavor'

Common Name: Endeavor - Red

Canna glauca ‘Endeavor’ is a Water canna.  Water cannas are generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and are cherished for their tropical looking foliage with an array of sunset colored flowers which sit perched at...


Canna glauca 'Erebus'

Canna glauca 'Erebus'

Common Name: Erebus - Pink

Canna glauca ‘Erebus’, Water canna, is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and  array of sunset colored flowers perched atop the foliage mass. A Longwood...


Canna glauca 'Ra'

Canna glauca 'Ra'

Common Name: Ra Yellow

Canna glauca ‘Ra’, Water canna is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage with an array of sunset colored flowers perched atop the foliage mass. A Longwood hybrid,


Canna glauca 'Taney'

Canna glauca 'Taney'

Common Name: Taney - Orange

Canna glauca ‘Taney’ is a Water canna,  generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and array of sunset colored flowers which perch atop the foliage mass like a tropical...


Canna variegata 'Pretoria'

Canna variegata 'Pretoria'

Common Name: Variegated water canna

Canna variegata ‘Pretoria’ is commonly known as the variegated water canna. 'Pretoria' is a gorgeous water-tolerant canna with pronounced yellow and green stripes, almost banana-like foliage, topped with la...


Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge

Carex comosa, Bristly sedge, is a member of the sedge family has a bristly bloom that acts like Velcro.  Bristly sedge stands from 1-2 ½’ tall with wide light green foliage. It prefers full sun bu...


Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Carex crinata, Fringed sedge, is a common sedge of cooler northern climates.  Fringed sedge is named for its slender drooping seed heads that are present from June through July. It stands at 3-4’ tall....


Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Gray's Sedge

This clump forming bold textured sedge has medium green foliage and a decorative seed head resembling medieval weaponry. It is commonly found in shady moist habitat and is perfect for a woodland water garden.

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Carex hystericina

Carex hystericina

Common Name: Porcupine sedge

Carex hystericina, Porcupine sedge, is named for its spiky seed head which resembles a porcupine.  Porcupine sedge spreads moderately from short rhizomes in full sun to partial shade. Its foliage is light green i...


Carex intumescens

Carex intumescens

Common Name: Bladder sedge

Carex intumescens, Bladder sedge, is similar in appearance to Carex grayi, found growing in shady bottomland hardwood forests. Its bold textured foliage stands 1-2' tall.

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Carex lacustris

Carex lacustris

Common Name: Lake bank sedge

Carex lacustris, Lake bank sedge, is a rapidly spreading rhizomatous plant and a great soil stabilizer for an area with full sun. Lake bank sedge has very upright blue-green foliage and blooms in early to mid summer. G...


Carex lupulina

Carex lupulina

Common Name: Hop sedge

Carex lupulina, Hop sedge,  is a tall, shade tolerant sedge that has similar but longer seed heads than Carex intumescens.  Hop sedge has a clump forming erect stature that makes it a nice...


Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Carex lurida, Lurid sedge, is a versatile lower growing sedge that forms dense tufted colonies in full sun and loose patches in the shade. Carex lurida is a great plant for soil stabilization along pond and stream banks...


Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Musk sedge

Carex muskingumensis, musk sedge, is found in moist meadows and along streams.  Decorative musk sedge resembles miniature palm trees. It spreads slowly via a short rhizome to form a fine textured c...


Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Pointed broom sedge

Carex scoparia, Pointed broom sedge, is an attractive clumping sedge with fine textured foliage.  Pointed broom sedge grows 1-2’ tall and provides great food and cover for song birds in wet meadow habitats.  Poin...


Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Carex stricta, Tussock sedge,  is one of the most elegant, fine textured sedges.  Tussock sedge gracefully arches giving it the appearance of fountain grass. It will form dense tussocks rising above the waterline. Tussock s...


Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Carex vulpinoidea, Fox sedge, is aptly named for its fox tail like seed head.   Fox sedge, is a tough versatile plant that lends itself well to most wetland restoration projects. Like Tussock sedge, Fox sedge has...


Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush,  is one of the most important native shrubs for helping to preserve water quality and for enhancing wildlife habitat. The extensive fibrous root system of buttonbush pulls nutrie...


Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum demersum

Common Name: Hornwort

Ceratophyllum demersum, Hornwort, is a native submergent plant with little or no roots anchoring it to the bottom. Instead it forms dense mats that float or are suspended in the water column that provide excellent cover for fish and young...


Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern sea oats

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats.  Despite its name, Northern sea oats, has nothing to do with the sea.  Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture...


Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: White turtle head

Chelone glabra, White turtle head, is a deer resistant perennial perfect for shaded or woodland gardens with moist soil.  Striking white snapdragon like flowers are a great addition to the garden in late...


Cinna arundinacea

Cinna arundinacea

Common Name: Wood reedgrass

Cinna arundinacea, Wood reedgrass, is a strong competitor against Japanese stilt grass! The attractive Wood reedgrass grows well in fertile moist soil with light shade or dappled sunlight. Most growth occurs during the Summ...


Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial'

Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial'

Common Name: Imperial taro

Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial', Imperial taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant or it can be use...


Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Common Name: Black Magic Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic', Black magic taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the Black magic taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant...


Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Common Name: Violet Stem Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii', Violet stem taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the Violet stem taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant ...


Crinum americanum

Crinum americanum

Common Name: Bog lily

Crinum americanum, also known as the Bog lily, is prized for its large white fragrant flowers with six long pedals that hang from the center of the blossom. Sometimes taking on a pink blush, the white flowers can reach up to 4" across sta...


Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius

Common Name: Umbrella plant

Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella plant, commonly known as a member of the sedge family, this Cyperus species of water plant is grown for it's showy firework - like sprays of fronds with palm like aesthetics. Cyperus...


Cyperus alternifolius 'Nana'

Cyperus alternifolius 'Nana'

Common Name: Dwarf umbrella plant

Cyperus alternifolius ‘Nana’ - Dwarf umbrella plant is commonly known as a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants is grown for it's showy firework - like sprays of fronds and palm ...


Cyperus esculentus

Cyperus esculentus

Common Name: Nutsedge

Cyperus esculentus, Nutsedge, is often mistaken as a grass.  Nutsedge has light green to yellow shiny leaves which arise in groups of 3 from the base of the plant and taper gradually to a pointed tip.  The 3 sided stem...


Cyperus haspan

Cyperus haspan

Common Name: Dwarf papyrus

Cyperus haspan, Dwarf papyrus, is commonly known as a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants are grown for their showy firework - like sprays of fronds with almost palm like aesthetics. Cy...


Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

Common Name: Giant papyrus

Cyperus papyrus, Giant papyrus, is commonly known as being a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants are grown for their showy firework-like sprays of fronds with palm like aesthetics. Cyperus papyrus,


Decodon verticillatus

Decodon verticillatus

Common Name: Water willow

Decodon verticillatus, Water willow, is a perennial herb with a woody base at the bottom of its arching leafy stems. Decodon verticillatus is often found on the edges of standing water, lazy streams or marshy swamp...


Dionea muscipula

Dionea muscipula

Common Name: Venus fly trap

Dionea muscipula, Venus fly trap, conjures memories of the little man-eating plant we all had or heard of as children. This botanical oddity has been called the worlds most famous carnivorous plant, quite a title! Native to southern North...


Drosera capensis

Drosera capensis

Common Name: Cape sundew

Drosera capensis, Cape Sundew, is native to South Africa. It is a showy sundew producing many 3-5” long leaves sparkling with bug attracting globes of sticky dew. Drosera capensis is a prolific bloomer producing many ¼...


Drosera filiformis

Drosera filiformis

Common Name: Threadleaf sundew

Drosera filiformis, Threadleaf sundew, is one of our favorites here at the nursery, it grows erect leaves standing 5-9” tall with a reddish tinge. It's leaves are covered from top to bottom with globular glands of bug attracting dew...


Drosera intermedia

Drosera intermedia

Common Name: Spatulate leaf sundew

Drosera intermedia,  Spatulate leaf sundew, is native to Eastern North America from the Canadian Maritime down the Atlantic coast and parts of the Gulf coast. The Spatulate leaf sundew is a small plant standing 2-3” in height a...


Dulichium arundinaceum

Dulichium arundinaceum

Common Name: Three way sedge

Dulichium arundinaceum, Three way sedge,  is one of the easier to identify sedges.  Looking straight down on the plant, leaves growing in ranks of three are visible.  The upright stems growing...


Echinodorus cordifolius

Echinodorus cordifolius

Common Name: Marble Queen
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Egeria densa

Egeria densa

Common Name: Anacharis

The Brazilian Waterweed or more commonly known as Anacharis is a non native submergent plant that is frequently sold at pet shops for use in aquariums. Anacharis has dense whorls of leafs along a central stem that can stretch up to 6’ or mor...


Eichornia crassipes

Eichornia crassipes

Common Name: Water hyacinth
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Eichornia COPY crassipes

Eichornia COPY crassipes

Common Name: Water hyacinth*

Eichornia crassipes, Water hyacinth,  is a member of the pickerelweed family, Pontederiaceae, and a tropical free floating fresh water aquatic that gets nutrients from its roots as they dangle in the water.  Mats o...


Eleocharis acicularis

Eleocharis acicularis

Common Name: Least spikerush

Eleocharis acicularis, Least spikerush, is a perennial with smooth round solid stems which form an oval spike flower on the tips. Just under 1' tall, it can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters along shorelines ...


Eleocharis obtusa

Eleocharis obtusa

Common Name: Spikerush

Eleocharis obtusa, Spike rush, is typically one of the first colonizers of a freshly dug storm water basin or pond. Eleocharis obtusa forms attractive lime green clumps 1' tall topped with a blunt dark brown seed head in mid...


Eleocharis palustris

Eleocharis palustris

Common Name: Creeping spikerush

Eleocharis palustris, Creeping spikerush, is a perennial colonizer which forms a dense root mass along pond shores creeping out into 4-6" of water. Sometimes mistaken for a grass, creeping spikerush forms nice tight clusters of green...


Eleocharis parvula

Eleocharis parvula

Common Name: Dwarf spikerush

Eleocharis parvula, Dwarf spikerush, is a perennial with smooth round solid stems which form an oval spike flower on the tips. Just under 3" tall, Dwarf spikerush can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters al...


Eleocharis quadrangulata

Eleocharis quadrangulata

Common Name: Four squarerush

Eleocharis quadrangulata, Four squarerush, is a PA endangered plant.  Four squarerush has a distinct four sided stem which is dark green in color. With an elegant simplicity, this 2-3' tall rush grows in...


Elodea canadensis

Elodea canadensis

Common Name: Waterweed

Elodea canadensis is a common native submergent plant frequent in more alkaline waters. Its short stems grow 2-6" long with densely whorled leaves. Elodea grows stoloniferously in loose pond bottoms and provides excellent cover for young fish. Com...


Elymus hystrix

Elymus hystrix

Common Name: Bottle brush grass

Elymus hystrix, Bottle brush grass, grows in a wide range of soil conditions including heavy clay with dry to medium hydrology.  Bottle brush grass can take a variety of light conditions from full sun to part shade. I...


Elymus riparius

Elymus riparius

Common Name: Riverbank wild rye

Elymus riparius, Riverbank wild rye, is aptly named for its utility when doing streambank or riverbank rehabilitation.  This perennial cool season grass is good for erosion control in moist areas. Riverbank wild rye has...


Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Common Name: Virginia wild rye

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 slightly drooping seed heads...


Equisetum fluviatile

Equisetum fluviatile

Common Name: Water horsetail

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. Although lacking true leaves or flowers, the upright stems of Wa...


Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale

Common Name: Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale, Horsetail, spreads from creeping rhizomes in an extremely wide range of soils from full sun to part shade. Growing 3-5' tall in dense dark green colonies this is a great choice for moist low spots where nothing else wil...


Equisetum scirpoides

Equisetum scirpoides

Common Name: Dwarf horsetail

Equisetum scirpoides, Dwarf horsetail, is a slender small-sized Equisetum growing less than 1' tall in dense dark green colonies along shorelines and shallow water. Although lacking true leaves or flowers, the upright stems of Dw...


Eriocaulon aquaticum

Eriocaulon aquaticum

Common Name: Pipewort
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Eryngium aquaticum

Eryngium aquaticum

Common Name: Marsh Rattlesnake-master

Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh rattlesnake-master, is an attractive silver blue flowering perennial that is widely underused in sunny poorly drained or wetland areas. Eryngium aquaticum stands 3-4’ tall and blooms...


Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium fistulosum

Common Name: Joe pye weed

Eupatorium 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. A staple in any rain or butterfly garden this plant will attract loads of be...


Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Name: Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum, Boneset, is one of the most widespread of our native wetland wildflowers. It prefers wet to damp areas of the wetland margin. While tolerant of flooding, it is not usually found growing in water but is very co...


Eutrochium fistulosum* fistulosum

Eutrochium fistulosum* fistulosum

Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

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. A staple in any rain or butterfly garden this plant will attract loads of beautiful b...


Glyceria canadensis

Glyceria canadensis

Common Name: Canada Manna Grass

Glyceria canadensis, Canada Manna Grass, is a handsome rhizomatous perennial grass that thrives in moist areas and is perfect for wet meadows. Canada Manna Grass Grows to 2' tall & flowers in the summer with numerous ...


Glyceria maxima aquatica 'variegated'

Glyceria maxima aquatica 'variegated'

Common Name: Variegated manna grass

Glyceria maxima aquatica ‘variegated’, Variegated manna grass is a rhizomatous perennial grass that thrives in moist areas with sun to part shade. Emerging early in the Spring with young pink foliage,...


Glyceria striata

Glyceria striata

Common Name: Fowl mannagrass

Glyceria striata, Fowl mannagrass, can be found in marshes, wet banks, damp woods, and occasionally in shallow water.  Fowl mannagrass provides food and shelter to a wide variety of aquatic wildlife.  Glyceria...


Gymnocoronis spilanthoides

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides

Common Name: Variegated Water Snowball
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Habenaria repens

Habenaria repens

Common Name: Water spider orchid

Habenaria repens, Water spider orchid, grows naturally on marshy shores or floating vegetative mats. Water spider orchids grow in sun to part shade and throw up a stalk of pale green flowers with narrow petals making the flowers look like...


Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius

Common Name: Swamp sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius, Swamp sunflower, is a narrow leaf perennial sunflower that will thrive in moist soil with full sun to part shade. Fairly inconspicuous fine textured attractive dark green leaves with maroon stems f...


Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides

Common Name: Ox-eye sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides, Ox-eye sunflower,  blooms with a multitude of seemingly never ending yellow daisy-like blossoms.   Ox-eye sunflower is native to the Northern Plains grows 2-4' tall and blooms July through...


Heteranthera limnosa

Heteranthera limnosa

Common Name: Upright Mud Plantain

The Mud Plantain's thick spade-shaped green leaves may be found above or below the water surface along pond margins, mud flats, and marshes. This annual herb has delightfully refined purplish blue flowers from early June to late September.


Heteranthera reniformis

Heteranthera reniformis

Common Name: Floating leaf mud plantain

Heteranthera reniformis, Floating leaf mud plantain, has bright green glossy almost kidney-shaped leaves growing on sprawling stems with delicate light blue flowers during summer and early fall. Flowers open about 3 hours after ...


Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name: Swamp rose-mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp rose-mallow, is a  fast growing cold-hardy plant.  Striking when grown in colonies in average to moist soil in wetlands, on pond edges and along streambanks. Growing 4-6' tall in full sun, Sw...


Hippuris vulgaris

Hippuris vulgaris

Common Name: Mare's tail

Hippuris vulgaris, Mare's tail, has the appearance of a pleasant green bottlebrush growing in patches found primarily in the shallow areas of ponds, lakes, streams or any wet muddy shore where water levels fluctuate. The flowers of Hi...


Houttuynia cordata 'variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated chameleon plant

Houttuynia cordata ‘variegata’, Variegated chameleon plant, has fragrant heart shaped leaves splattered with white, green, and orange during the growing season which transforms to a striking purple-maroon on th...


Hydrocleys nymphodies

Hydrocleys nymphodies

Common Name: Water Poppy
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Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Common Name: Pennywort

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.  Pennywort has relatively insignificant small powder puff...


Hydrocotyle ranunculoides 'Crystal Ball'

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides 'Crystal Ball'

Common Name: Variegated buttercup pennywort

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides ‘Crystal Ball’, Variegated buttercup pennywort, looks best as an accent plant sweeping down a waterfall or cascading over the edge of a planted container. Excellent ...


Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 'Crystal Confetti'

Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 'Crystal Confetti'

Common Name: 'Crystal Confetti'

Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 'Crystal Confetti' is a small pennywort which forms a dense carpet of 1" green leaves with frilled variegated edges. Due to the compact and trailing nature of 'Crystal Confetti', it lends itself to all sorts of ...


Hydrocotyle umbellata

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Common Name: Giant pennywort

Hydrocotyle bonariensis, Giant pennywort.  This quick colonizer produces a nice thick mass of scalloped 3-inch leaves growing from stolins in full sun to part shade. Grown for its green foliage from spring to fall, th...


Hymenocallis caribaea

Hymenocallis caribaea

Common Name: Spider lily

Hymenocallis caribaea, commonly known as the Spider lily, has lush green upright foliage when not in bloom, but really comes alive with  showy white flowers, through the growing season, which resemble a mix of a b...


Hymenocallis caribaea 'variegata'

Hymenocallis caribaea 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated spider lily

Hymenocallis caribaea, 'Variegata', commonly known as the Variegated spider lily, has attractive upright off - white striped foliage when not in bloom, but really comes alive when it blooms showy white flowers which resemble a m...


Iris ensata 'variegata'

Iris ensata 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated Japanese iris

Iris ensata ‘Variegata’, Variegated Japanese iris, have been treasured in Japan for centuries. Variegated Japanese Iris forms narrow sword-like green and white foliage reaching 2-3' tall growing from thick slow...


Iris fulva

Iris fulva

Common Name: Copper iris

Iris fulva, Copper iris, has arching bright green leaves growing from shallowly rooted compact rhizomes that can form large clumps.  Copper iris is the perfect plant for moist to wet soils in full sun but also to...


Iris louisiana 'Acadian Miss'

Iris louisiana 'Acadian Miss'

Common Name: Acadian Miss Iris

Iris louisiana ‘Acadian Miss’.  It is widely accepted that Iris louisana cultivars are developed from 5 main North American native species of Iris: I. brevicaulis, giganticaerulea, fulva, nels...


Iris louisiana 'Gamecock'

Iris louisiana 'Gamecock'

Common Name: Gamecock Iris

Iris louisiana ‘Gamecock’.  It is widely accepted that Iris louisiana cultivars are developed from five main North American native species of Iris: I. brevicaulis, giganticaerulea, fulva,...


Iris prismatica

Iris prismatica

Common Name: Blue iris

Iris prismatica, Blue iris, is similar to Iris versicolor except for the narrower leaves.   This hardy lakeshore perennial herb is typically found in shallow waters of pond edges,  sedge meadows, marshes, alon...


Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus

Common Name: Yellow flag iris

Iris pseudacorus, Yellow flag iris.  Although fairly naturalized over much of North America, Yellow flag iris is of European origin and is hardy in zones 4-9. Showy yellow colored flowers grow off a slender stalk...


Iris pseudacorus 'variegata'

Iris pseudacorus 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated yellow flag iris

Iris pseudacorus ‘Variegata’.  Similar to Yellow Flag Iris except with yellow striped foliage in the spring turning green as the heat of the summer moves in. Showy yellow colored flowers grow off a sl...


Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor

Common Name: Blue flag iris

Iris versicolor, Blue flag iris, is a hardy lakeshore herbacious perennial typically found in the shallow waters of pond edges, sedge meadows, marshes, along stream banks and in forested moist soil wetlands. Blue flag iris forms...


Juncus canadensis

Juncus canadensis

Common Name: Canada rush

Juncus canadensis, Canada rush, grows well in swampy meadows, boggy sites, and pond margins.  Growing from 1-2' tall, the inflorescence of Canada rush branches from a single point on the stem from July ...


Juncus effusus

Juncus effusus

Common Name: Soft rush

Juncus effusus, Soft rush, is a striking perennial wetland plant that grows up to 3' tall in full sun to part shade. The bright green cylindrical stems of Juncus effusus are fairly soft.  Stems taper to a bristle and r...


Juncus effusus 'spiralis'

Juncus effusus 'spiralis'

Common Name: Corkscrew rush

Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’, Corkscrew rush, is a true rush.  Cylendrical tightly spiraled foliage uncoils as it grows out in all directions. Often used in floral arrangements, Juncus effusus 'Spira...


Juncus ensifolius

Juncus ensifolius

Common Name: Flat bladed rush

Juncus ensifolius, Flat bladed rush, has rather plain unassuming spikes of foliage until it flowers with a silky white cloud of wispy pink & white dancing above the top of the green foliage making it stand apart from m...


Juncus gerardii

Juncus gerardii

Common Name: Saltmeadow rush

Juncus gerardii, Saltmeadow rush, is a perennial wetland plant that grows on tide lines and along waterways from vigorous rhizomes forming small upright stands just over 1' tall. The rigid stems of Saltmeado...


Juncus glaucus

Juncus glaucus

Common Name: Blue rush

Juncus glaucus, Blue rush, is perfect for winter interest as it holds it's color! Upright blue stems resembling a blue fescue from afar live right on the pond edge in full sun and moist soil. This European native is&#...


Juncus inflexus 'Blue Medusa'

Juncus inflexus 'Blue Medusa'

Common Name: Rush 'Blue Medusa'

Juncus inflexus ‘Blue Medusa’ Rush.  'Blue Medusa' is a true rush known for it's upright curled foliage similar to Corkscrew rush but with thicker leaves and a hazy blue-green color.  'Blue ...


Juncus inflexus 'Love Sick Blues'

Juncus inflexus 'Love Sick Blues'

Common Name: Rush 'Love Sick Blues'

Hardy in zones 5-11, 'Love Sick Blues' is known for its striking steel blue foliage that is triangular shaped when viewing a cross section. Growing in blue-green slightly arching clumps about 1-2' tall in full sun to part shade and shallow water, ...


Justicia americana

Justicia americana

Common Name: Water willow

Justicia americana, Water willow, grows from creeping rhizomes in large dense colonies submerged along the shorelines of lakes, ponds, and standing water. The hardiest of the Justicia species, the Water willow grows 1-2' t...


Leersia oryzoides

Leersia oryzoides

Common Name: Rice cut grass

Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. The leaves of Rice cut grass form a very rough minutely toothed edge that makes it unpalatable to many herbivore mammals...


Lemna minor

Lemna minor

Common Name: Duckweed

Commonly called Duckweed, Lemna is known as the worlds smallest flowering plant. It is a small floating plant with a few short roots dangling in the water column. Lemna multiplies quickly and has the ability to cover a small pond...


Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, is a relatively short-lived herbaceous perennial that grows in nice clumps from 2-3' tall and less than 1' in diameter. The stems and leaves of Cardinal Flower have a soft purplish tin...


Lobelia syphilitica

Lobelia syphilitica

Common Name: Great blue lobelia

Lobelia syphilitica, Great blue lobelia, is an herbaceous perennial that grows in nice clumps from 1-3' tall. The upright stems of Great blue lobelia produce a striking blue flower head which creates a wonderful ...


Ludwigia palustris

Ludwigia palustris

Common Name: Marsh Purslane

Ludwigia palustris, Marsh Purslane, is a creeping aquatic perennial that grows along shorelines, in shallow water, and moist soils. The leaves of Marsh Purslane are highly variable in color, from green to slightly red-tin...


Ludwigia sediodes

Ludwigia sediodes

Common Name: Mosaic Plant
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Lysimachia nummularia

Lysimachia nummularia

Common Name: Creeping Jenny

A good ground cover for the edges of water gardens & growing down along waterfalls, Creeping Jenny grows no more than a couple inches high in moist soils and water no deeper than 1". The flowers are a golden yellow and appear i...


Lysimachia nummularia 'aurea'

Lysimachia nummularia 'aurea'

Common Name: Gold Creeping Jenny

A good ground cover for the edges of water gardens & growing down along waterfalls, Gold Creeping Jenny grows no more than a couple inches high in moist soils and water no deeper than 1". The flowers are not as profuse as the s...


Lysimachia terrestris

Lysimachia terrestris

Common Name: Swamp candles

Lysimachia terrestris, Swamp candles, is a frequent showy inhabitant of open wet areas.   Like the suns rays, swamp candles cut a bright swath through the open bog.  Yellow 1/2" - 1"  flowers with two red spots at the ...


Marsilea drummondii

Marsilea drummondii

Common Name: Fuzzy Clover

Despite its common name and appearance of a 4 leaf clover or shamrock, the Marsileas are actually a fern that reproduces from spores. The Fuzzy Clover is easy to grow and its attractive green leaves close up at night which sort of ...


Marsilea mutica

Marsilea mutica

Common Name: Four Leaf Clover

Despite its common name and appearance of a 4 leaf clover or shamrock, the Marsileas are actually a fern that reproduces from spores. The Four Leaf Clover is easy to grow and its attractive green leaves close up at night which sort...


Marsilea schelpiana

Marsilea schelpiana

Common Name: Cutleaf Clover

Despite its common name and appearance of a 4 leaf clover or shamrock, the Marsileas are actually a fern that reproduces from spores. The Cutleaf Clover is easy to grow and its attractive green leaves close up at night which sort o...


Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica

Common Name: Water Mint

The aromatic leaves of the Water Mint are what attracts many water gardeners to this plant. Growing just under 1' tall in moist soils & water under 2" deep, Water mint prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade and will flow...


Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes trifoliata

Common Name: Bogbean

Menyanthes trifoliata, Bogbean, grows in spongy bogs, marshes and shallow water along pond edges. The fleshy green leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata pop out of the water giving way to a perfect little white flowers with tiny elegant hairs ...


Mimulus guttatus

Mimulus guttatus

Common Name: Yellow Monkey Flower

Hardy in zones 6-9, Yellow Monkey Flower produces deep yellow colored snap-dragon-like flowers. It's named for the flower's resemblance to a monkey's face. The flowers are about an inch or so across and produced in mass, making this a favorite flo...


Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Monkey Flower

Mimulus ringens, Monkey Flower, produces deep to pale blue to lavender colored flowers with an attractive yellow center. It's named for the flower's resemblance to a monkey's face. The flowers of Mimulus ringens are about an inch a...


Myosotis palustris

Myosotis palustris

Common Name: Water Forget-Me-Not

The Water Forget-Me-Not reaches just under 1' in height and grows around the edges of ponds or along streams in full sun to part shade. Blooming in the early summer with sprays of tiny delicate bluish flowers reminiscent of the dryland species. Ge...


Myriophyllum aquaticum

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Common Name: Parrot Feather

Hardy in zones 6-11, Parrot Feather's soft feathery foliage grows on prostrate long stems from the pond edge and floats out over the water surface. Care should be given when planting because it is invasive, especially in warmer sta...


Myriophyllum prosperpinacoides

Myriophyllum prosperpinacoides

Common Name: Dwarf Parrot Feather

Hardy in zones 6-11, Dwarf Parrot Feather's soft feathery foliage grows on prostrate long stems from the pond edge and floats out over the water surface. Dwarf Parrot Feather differs from standard Parrot Feather due to its red stem...


Nelumbo lutea

Nelumbo lutea

Common Name: Native yellow

Nelumbo lutea, American yellow lotus, is the only native species of the genus.  Flowers bloom after two successive months of temps  75-85 degrees.   Soft pale yellow flowers 7 - 11" surround a rich yellow center standi...


Nelumbo sp. 'Baby Doll'

Nelumbo sp. 'Baby Doll'

Common Name: Baby Doll

Nelumbo 'Baby Doll', is a great dwarf cultivar for patio plantings in a tub or barrel.   Dwarf cultivars lend a tropical feel to a small space.  First blooms look like little white tulips!  'Baby Doll' can produce many...


Nelumbo sp. 'Charles Thomas'

Nelumbo sp. 'Charles Thomas'

Common Name: Charles Thomas

Nelumbo'Charles Thomas.'  An excellent medium to large cultivar.  Ideal for a larger pool.   Lavender-pink flowers 6-8".  New flowers have a light licorice scent! On a dark night stars will be reflected in the water drople...


Nelumbo sp. 'Chawan Basu'

Nelumbo sp. 'Chawan Basu'

Common Name: Chawan Basu
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Nelumbo sp. 'Empress'

Nelumbo sp. 'Empress'

Common Name: Empress

Nelumbo 'Empress.'  A delicate flower graces this sacred lotus plant.  'Empress,' petals form a white bowl 9-12" with edges streaked with deep pink  as if painted by hand.  Flowers bloom singly and rise from 3-5'. ...


Nelumbo sp. 'Giant Sunburst'

Nelumbo sp. 'Giant Sunburst'

Common Name: Giant Sunburst
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Nelumbo sp. 'Hindu'

Nelumbo sp. 'Hindu'

Common Name: Hindu
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Nelumbo sp. 'Momo Batan'

Nelumbo sp. 'Momo Batan'

Common Name: Momo Batan

Nelumbo 'Momo batan'.  A dwarf lotus, 'Momo batan,' is a gorgeous peony style cultivar has long lasting blooms through the extended summer season and is very fragrant.  Flowers 5 -6" are large and double with deep rosy pink...


Nelumbo sp. 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum'

Nelumbo sp. 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum'

Common Name: 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum'

Nelumbo 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum', is an especially free flowering sacred lotus.  Bred in 1964 from  N. lutea x N.‘Rosea Plena'.   Blooms 9-12" start out pink with yellow  centers and turn to a lo...


Nelumbo sp. 'Pekinensis Rubra'

Nelumbo sp. 'Pekinensis Rubra'

Common Name: Pekinensis Rubra
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Nelumbo sp. 'Red Scarf'

Nelumbo sp. 'Red Scarf'

Common Name: Red Scarf

Nelumbo 'Red Scarf' is the perfect sacred lotus for a container or small pool.  'Red scarf' often blooms the first season. It's gorgeous 6" flower is crimson-pink with a striking white center.    Leaves are 12 - 24" ac...


Nelumbo sp. 'Rosa Plena'

Nelumbo sp. 'Rosa Plena'

Common Name: Rosa Plena
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Nelumbo sp. 'Shiroman'

Nelumbo sp. 'Shiroman'

Common Name: Shiroman
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Neptunia aquatica

Neptunia aquatica

Common Name: Sensitive Plant
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Nuphar lutea

Nuphar lutea

Common Name: Spatterdock

Spatterdock is a member of the native floating leaf aquatic community. Nuphar occurs in quiet back waters along tidal creeks and rivers as well as inland ponds and swamps. It has a oval heart shaped leaves that provide cover and shade for...


Nuphar sagittifolia

Nuphar sagittifolia

Common Name: Cape Fear Spatterdock

Cape Fear Spatterdock is very similar to Nuphar lutea however it has long narrow strap like leaves as opposed to oval heart shaped leaves. It can only be found growing only along the Black and Cape Fear Rivers in North Carolina.

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Nymphaea odorata

Nymphaea odorata

Common Name: Native white water lily

The Fragrant Water lily is one of the most commonly seen water plants. Its natural range is from Newfoundland to the Great lakes, south including Missouri, and Kansas and down to Florida and Texas. Nymphaea odorata is tolerant of a wide p...


Nymphaea sp. 'Candida'

Nymphaea sp. 'Candida'

Common Name: Candida
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Nymphaea sp. 'Charlene Strawn'

Nymphaea sp. 'Charlene Strawn'

Common Name: Charlene Strawn
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Nymphaea sp. 'Chromatella'

Nymphaea sp. 'Chromatella'

Common Name: Chromatella

Nymphaea  x marliacea,  'Chromatella'   For beauty and performance 'Chromatella' is an excellent hardy water lily.   Bred by the famous French waterlily hybridizer,  Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac, in the la...


Nymphaea sp. 'Colorado'

Nymphaea sp. 'Colorado'

Common Name: Colorado

Nymphaea 'Colorado' is a very free flowering medium sized  hardy waterlily.  N. 'Colorado' exhibits a striking flower color change through the season.  In spring flowers are peachy pink - yellow turning to a gorgeo...


Nymphaea sp. 'Double White'

Nymphaea sp. 'Double White'

Common Name: Double White
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Nymphaea sp. 'Firecrest'

Nymphaea sp. 'Firecrest'

Common Name: Firecrest

Nymphaea 'Firecrest' has lovely star shaped flowers 5-6" in petal width.  Petals shades of hot pink encircle fiery orange stamen.   Flowers reach to the sky from May - September as they rise 1' above water surface with sepa...


Nymphaea sp. 'Gold Medal'

Nymphaea sp. 'Gold Medal'

Common Name: Gold Medal
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Nymphaea sp. 'Hollandia'

Nymphaea sp. 'Hollandia'

Common Name: Hollandia

Nymphaea, 'Hollandia'  has a double peony-style cup shaped flower with blooms last 3-4 days making 'Hollandia' a great cut flower!  Inner petals are light to dark pink color.  Outer petals white take on a pink tinge by thir...


Nymphaea sp. 'James Brydon'

Nymphaea sp. 'James Brydon'

Common Name: James Brydon
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Nymphaea sp. 'maggie belle Slocum'

Nymphaea sp. 'maggie belle Slocum'

Common Name: Maggie Belle Slocum
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Nymphaea sp. 'Mayla'

Nymphaea sp. 'Mayla'

Common Name: Mayla
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Nymphaea sp. 'Sioux'

Nymphaea sp. 'Sioux'

Common Name: Sioux

Nymphaea 'Sioux' is one of the earliest bloomers in spring and flowers stay open until late in the day!  The star shaped flower of N. 'Sioux' changes color  from yellow-orange to rosey-orange over 3 days.  Stamen are golden...


Nymphaea sp. 'Texas Dawn'

Nymphaea sp. 'Texas Dawn'

Common Name: Texas Dawn
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Nymphaea sp. 'Virginalis'

Nymphaea sp. 'Virginalis'

Common Name: Virginalis

Nymphaea 'Virginalis'  is a very free flowering dependable bloomer.  Flowers are cuplike and white with golden yellow stamen.  N. 'Virginalis' is one of the best all around white hardy lilies and a great cut flower!  L...


Nymphaea COPY sp. 'Attraction'

Nymphaea COPY sp. 'Attraction'

Common Name: Attraction
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Nymphaea COPY sp. 'Joey Tomacik'

Nymphaea COPY sp. 'Joey Tomacik'

Common Name: Joey Tomacik
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Nymphaea COPY COPY sp. 'Gladstoniana'

Nymphaea COPY COPY sp. 'Gladstoniana'

Common Name: Gladstoniana
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Nymphaea COPY COPY COPY sp. 'James brydon'

Nymphaea COPY COPY COPY sp. 'James brydon'

Common Name: James brydon
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Oclemena nemoralis* nemoralis

Oclemena nemoralis* nemoralis

Common Name: Bog Aster

Aster nemoralis, Bog aster, is an acid loving beauty suited for the boggy landscape.  Perched on 6" - 2' slender stems, the bog aster has lance-shaped narrow tapering  leaves with rough edges.  Pretty aster flowers are larg...


Oenanthe javanica

Oenanthe javanica

Common Name: Water celery

Oenanthe javanica, Water celery.  Hardy in zones 5-11, Water celery grows 6-12" tall along the edge of the pond from quick running stolins in sun to part shade. Water celery gets its name from foliage that resembles t...


Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'

Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'

Common Name: Variegated water celery

Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’ ,Variegated water celery, is hardy in zones 5-11.  Variegated Water Celery grows 6-12" tall along the edge of the pond from running stems in sun to part shade, but not quite as...


Onoclea sensibilis

Onoclea sensibilis

Common Name: Sensitive fern

Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive fern, is commonly found at the sunny edge of a wet woodland. Once established this rhizomatous fern creates wonderfully textured colonies of lime green. A mature plant can spread up to 10” per year with...


Orontium aquaticum

Orontium aquaticum

Common Name: Golden club

Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, is a striking aquatic plant. Golden Club has bright yellow flower clusters (spadix) at the tips. Blooming in April-June Orontium aquaticum is one of the first plants...


Orontium aquaticum 'Big Red'

Orontium aquaticum 'Big Red'

Common Name: Golden Club 'Big Red'

Big Red™ is a selection of the native wildflower, commonly known as "Golden Club". This striking aquatic plant was selected for its red flower stems which contrast the bright yellow flower clusters (spadix) at the tips. The tropical-looking ...


Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda cinnamomea

Common Name: Cinnamon fern

Osmunda cinnamomea, Cinnamon Fern, is truly an elegant addition to any natural or man made water garden. Its stately textured fronds stand 2-5’ tall depending on maturity and site conditions. Osmunda cinnamomea sen...


Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis

Common Name: Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis, Royal Fern, adds an elegant and royal appearance to any water garden. Like its cousin the Cinnamon Fern it likes its feet wet and ankles dry and will form its own island like tussock as it matures. Osmunda regalis


Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Panic grass

Panicum virgatum, Panic grass, is a colonizing perennial grass that grows in large clumps 3-6' tall with sturdy, flat, glossy leaf blades. When used in prairies and bottomland sites, Panic grass develops lon...


Peltandra virginica

Peltandra virginica

Common Name: Arrow arum

Peltandra virginica, Arrow arum, grows in still or slow moving waters of ponds, swamps, marshes, and banks of streams. The remarkable broad arrow headed leaves with wavy margins reach 2-4' tall in full sun to sha...


Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream'

Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream'

Common Name: Variegated ribbon grass

Phalaris arundinacea, 'Strawberries and Cream', Variegated ribbon grass is hardy in zones 4-11. Variegated ribbon grass spreads quickly by rhizomes.  The yellow and creamy variegated leaves make this a suitable ac...


Phragmites australis 'variegata'

Phragmites australis 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated Common Reed

Hardy in zones 4-11, Variegated Common Reed rapidly grows 3-6' tall with strong rhizomes in moist soils tolerating sun to full shade. The bright green & dark green stripes on variegated leaves make this a suitable accent plant ...


Phyla lanceolata

Phyla lanceolata

Common Name: Northern frogfruit

Phyla lanceolata, Northern Frogfruit, is found in wet soils and is particularly common in moist forests, stream banks, and along the shores of rivers and lakes. Its square stem grows from 6"-2'.  Small white flowers of Phyla...


Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana

Common Name: Obedient plant

Physostegia virginiana, Obedient plant, gets its name from an unusual trait, when you turn the flowers by pushing them sideways, they stay there. Pink forms are more common, but a white form is shown here. The plant's...


Pinguicula moctezumae

Pinguicula moctezumae

Common Name: Butterwort
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Pinguicula primuliflora

Pinguicula primuliflora

Common Name: Butterwort
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Pistia stratoides

Pistia stratoides

Common Name: Water lettuce
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Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Common Name: Red Plantain

Hardy in zones 3-9, Red Plaintain is desired for its clumps of purple leaves during the summer which turn a deep maroon in the Fall. The insignificant looking spikes of green flowers should be cut off to prevent self seeding. ...


Polygala lutea

Polygala lutea

Common Name: Orange milkwort

Polygala lutea, Orange milkwort,  is a showy standout in the sandy bog with it's sunny splashes of orange/yellow color on tight clover like flowers June - October. Excellent in dry arrangements - yellow when dry. Stems are 6" - 15' t...


Polygonum amphibium

Polygonum amphibium

Common Name: Water Smartweed

Polygonum amphibium, Water Smartweed, is a sprawling perennial with willow-like leaves, reddish stems, and clusters of small flowers found in shallow water along the margins of lakes, ponds, and streams. The rhizomes of Polygonum a...


Pontederia cordata

Pontederia cordata

Common Name: Pickerelweed

Pontederia cordata, Pickerelweed, is a common sight in quiet fresh water areas. Shallow water is the habitat for this beautiful species. The native forms are usually shades of blue-purple, but we also have the uncommon white f...


Pontederia cordata 'Alba'

Pontederia cordata 'Alba'

Common Name: White Pickerelweed

Pickerelweed is a common sight in quiet fresh water areas. The native forms are usually shades of blue-purple, but this beauty is a clear shade of white. Hardy in zones 5-11, White Pickerelweed flowers from summer to fall, with the...


Potamogeton nodosus

Potamogeton nodosus

Common Name: Floating Leaf Pondweed

The native Longleaf Pondweed grows first with broad lance shaded underwater leaves and then produce floating elliptic leaves mid season that help shade the water surface and provides cover for fish. It is commonly found in quiet moving water and p...


Proserpinaca palustris

Proserpinaca palustris

Common Name: Water Mermaid

Proserpinaca palustris, water Mermaid, is a native perennial found in swamps, marshes, shores, and  ephemeral woodland ponds. When above the waterline, Water Mermaid exhibits leaves that resemble rosemary with serrated ed...


Ranunculus flammula

Ranunculus flammula

Common Name: Creeping Spearwort

Ranunculus flammula, Creeping Spearwort, is found in wet soils and is particularly common in moist forests, stream banks, and along the shores of rivers, ponds and lakes. Ranunculus flammula is a low growing perennial that pro...


Ranunculus lingua aquatica

Ranunculus lingua aquatica

Common Name: Spearwort

Early to emerge in April & hardy in zones 5-9, Spearwort is thinly branched growing 2-3' tall in sun to part shade on quickly spreading soft rhizomes. The yellow butter-cup style flowers are half to 3 quarter inch across and persist for most o...


Regnellidum diphyllum

Regnellidum diphyllum

Common Name: Two-Leaf Clover
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Rosa palustris

Rosa palustris

Common Name: Swamp Rose

Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose, prefers moist, acidic habitats such as bogs, swamps, the edges of ponds and lakes or any poorly drained wetsoil. Swamp Rose is favored for its 2" fragrant pink flowers which offer nectar to bee...


Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan, grows in moist to dry soil and next to ponds in full sun to part shade. Although Black-eyed Susan tolerates hot and humid summers quite well, it will not do well in severe drought conditi...


Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Common Name: Green-headed Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata, Green headed Coneflower, grows in moist soils in rich woodlands, thickets or along streams and next to ponds in full sun to part shade. Although it tolerates hot and humid summers quite well, it will not do well in severe...


Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: Brown Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba, Brown Eyed Susan, grows in moist to dry soils in full sun to part shade.  Cheerful Brown Eyed Susan is a perennial favorite.  Typically 1-2' tall with bright yellow daisy-like flowers surr...


Rumex sanguineus

Rumex sanguineus

Common Name: Tri Color Dock

Hardy in zones 6-8, Tri Color Dock grows 1-2' tall in moist soils with full sun to part shade. With its bold leaves distinctively marked with deep red or purple veins, it is grown mostly as a foliage plant. It produces erect stems ...


Sabatia kennedyana

Sabatia kennedyana

Common Name: Marsh pink

Sabatia kennedyana, Marsh pink, in it's specialized habitat, forms rhizomatous colonies along shores of ponds in the NE coastal plains. The warm sweet scent of the 1 - 2" flowers is very inviting as it lingers in the air.  Pink,...


Sagittaria australis 'Benni'

Sagittaria australis 'Benni'

Common Name: Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings™ is a selection of a native Arrowhead (Sagittaria). There are many types of Arrowhead, but none like this! It was Developed by Aquascapes Unlimited, Inc. and chosen for its fine, green veins over bronzy-red fol...


Sagittaria graminea 'Crushed Ice'

Sagittaria graminea 'Crushed Ice'

Common Name: Crushed Ice

The foliage of Crushed Ice has an intriguing dramatic effect of green and yellow stippled leaves. The arrow-shaped long thin foliage grows to 2' tall above the water line in partial sun to partial shade with small white flowers in mid summer.

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Sagittaria japonica

Sagittaria japonica

Common Name: Double Arrowhead

Hardy in zones 6-8, Double Arrowhead grows 1-2' tall in full sun to part shade. It is grown mostly as a foliage plant because of its bold arrow shaped leaves which are a adorned with double white flowers. Forming starchy "Duck Pota...


Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

Common Name: Duck Potato

Sagittaria latifolia, Duck potato, is a vigorous aquatic perennial that typically grows 2-4’ tall. Known for its arrowhead-shaped leaves, Sagittaria latifolia commonly grows submerged in shallow water or out of water on ...


Sagittaria montevidensis

Sagittaria montevidensis

Common Name: Aztec Arrowhead
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Sagittaria rigida

Sagittaria rigida

Common Name: Grass Leaf Arrowhead

Sagittaria rigida, Grass Leaf Arrowhead, is found in swamps, bogs, marshes, and shallow waters in both mud and sandy soils. The arrow-shaped long thin foliage grows to 2' tall above the water line in sun to partial shade with small...


Sarracenia alata

Sarracenia alata

Common Name: Pale Pitcher

The Pale Pitcher Plants range is from eastern Texas across southern Louisiana to the extreme western edge of the Florida panhandle. S. alata emerges first with numerous pale creamy yellow flowers on thin stems reaching 9-10” in heig...


Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava

Common Name: Yellow Pitcher

The Yellow Pitcher Plants range is form southeastern Alabama across northern Florida and up the Atlantic coastal plain to Southern Virginia. S. flava is one of the tallest species of pitcher plants reaching almost 3’. The Yellow Pit...


Sarracenia leucophylla

Sarracenia leucophylla

Common Name: White Trumpet

The White Trumpet Pitcher Plants range extends form the southeastern corner of Mississippi across the Florida panhandle and into Southwest Georgia. S. leucophylla is one of the taller pitcher plants with foliage reaching almost 3’. ...


Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnock'

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnock'

Common Name: 'Tarnock'

S. leucophylla 'Tarnok'  like it's parentage is at home in the SE United States and is most common to the Florida Panhandle and southernmost Alabama.  Reaching a height of up to 3' what sets the 'Tarnok' apart is the gorgeous la...


Sarracenia minor

Sarracenia minor

Common Name: Hooded Pitcher

The Hooded Pitcher Plants range extends from deep southern Florida north and west to the panhandle and north to southern North Carolina. Most notably the 8-16” pitchers of S. minor have pronounced translucent windows on the back of ...


Sarracenia psittacina

Sarracenia psittacina

Common Name: Parrot Pitcher

The Parrot Pitchers range extends form far eastern Louisiana across the Florida panhandle and north to the southern tip of South Carolina. S. psittacina is often found growing in very wet often submerged sites in its native range. The cur...


Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea

Common Name: Purple Pitcher

S. purpurea, purple pitcher plant.  The widest ranging and most well recognized of the pitchers.  The purple pitcher plant is native in Canada, the Great Lakes and the eastern seaboard to southern New Jersey.  Little chance...


Sarracenia rubra

Sarracenia rubra

Common Name: Sweet Pitcher

S. rubra, sweet pitcherplant, is native to the bogs and shrubby pocosins in the coastal plain from N. Carolina to the western Florida Panhandle.  Very fragrant bright to deep red flowers stand above  slender clump forming pitche...


Sarracenia x 'Dana's Delight'

Sarracenia x 'Dana's Delight'

Common Name: 'Dana's Delight'

S. leucophylla x 'Dana's Delight'  created by Mark Edwards of new Zealand and propagated by Kim Magnusson in Hawaii is a showy hybrid pitcher up to 3' tall.  A bright green and pink pitcher lead up to a hood that is a deep pink ...


Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'

Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'

Common Name: 'Judith Hindle'
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Sarracenia x 'Scarlet Belle'

Sarracenia x 'Scarlet Belle'

Common Name: 'Scarlet Belle'

S. 'Scarlet belle' is a cultivar of a naturally occurring hybrid of (S. leucophylla x  psittacina)  x  (S. leucophylla x wrigleyana) and is a superior cultivar. Distinctly different from other pitchers with it's intense scarlet...


Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'

Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'
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Sarracenia x 'Hollandia' (leuco hybrid)

Sarracenia x 'Hollandia' (leuco hybrid)

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Hollandia'
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Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'

Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'
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Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Doodle Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Doodle Bug'

Common Name: 'Doodle Bug'

S. 'Doodlebug'  is a hybrid of S. alabamensis x  psittacina.  One of several complex hybrids developed at the Univ. of North Carolina, 'Doodlebug,' has a compact habit 6-8" and freely forms many colorful p...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Lady Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Lady Bug'

Common Name: 'Lady Bug'

S. 'Ladybug'  is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor, 'Ladybug,' is known for it's free forming of short stock...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Love Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Love Bug'

Common Name: 'Love Bug'

S. 'Lovebug'  is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage (Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor x [Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia  x jonesii] 'Lovebug,' h...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Mardi Gras'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Mardi Gras'

Common Name: 'Mardi Gras'

S. 'Mardi Gras'  is one festive cultivar of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage  (Sarracenia leucophylla x  purpurea) x (Sarracenia leucophylla x  psitt...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Red Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Red Bug'

Common Name: 'Red Bug'

S. 'Redbug'  is one of several dwarf cultivars developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina, 'Redbug,'.  It's parentage is  (Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi × Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra).   'Re...


Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'

Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'
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Sarracenia x 'Amber Rays' (seedlings)

Sarracenia x 'Amber Rays' (seedlings)

Common Name: Sarracenia oreophylla x purpurea
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Sarracenia x 'Candy Stripe' x leuco

Sarracenia x 'Candy Stripe' x leuco

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x 'Candy Stripe'
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Sarracenia x 'Flys Demise' (seedlings)

Sarracenia x 'Flys Demise' (seedlings)

Common Name: Sarracenia UNC Hybrid S. 'Flys Demise'
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Sarracenia x 'Purpetrator' (AU hybrid)

Sarracenia x 'Purpetrator' (AU hybrid)

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea x
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Sarracenia x (oreo x leuco)

Sarracenia x (oreo x leuco)

Common Name: Sarracenia oreo x leuco
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Sarracenia x (readii x moorei)

Sarracenia x (readii x moorei)

Common Name: Sarracenia (leuco x rubra j) (lxf)
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Sarracenia x areolata

Sarracenia x areolata

Common Name: Sarracenia leucophylla x alata
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Sarracenia x excellens

Sarracenia x excellens

Common Name: Sarracenia leucophylla x minor

S. x excellens is a  naturally occurring hybrid.  Parentage  (S. leucophylla x minor).   A beautifully rounded monk like hood with ruffle.  Green pitchers with red venation over white windows deepen ...


Sarracenia x moorei (flava x leucophylla)

Sarracenia x moorei (flava x leucophylla)

Common Name: Sarracenia flava x leucophylla

S. x moorei is a natural hybrid of (S. flava x  leucophylla). A pale green pitcher with light red venation over white hood.  S. moorei is a very tall at 24" - 30".  Pitchers have a pronounced deep red thro...


Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii) All Green

Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii) All Green

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x rubra

S. readei parentage (S. rubra x  leucophylla).  Found in the wild, S. readei, is a native perennial hybrid.   Lacking anthocyanin,  color pigment, our S. readei has all green narrow ...


Sarracenia x readii (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Sarracenia x readii (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x rubra
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Sarracenia x swaniana

Sarracenia x swaniana

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea x minor

S. Swaniana, parentage (S. purpurea x minor).  One of the rarest natural hybrids!  S. swaniana has gorgeous deep pink-red coloration on decumbent compact pitchers 8-10".  This is a great cross for a s...


Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus

Common Name: Lizard's Tail

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. The distinctive heart shaped leaves grow above the water...


Saururus chinensis

Saururus chinensis

Common Name: Chinese Lizard's Tail

The distinctive glossy heart-shaped leaves grow above the water 2-4' tall depending on light conditions. Held above splotchy variegated white & green upper leaves, the curved raceme of the flower is lined with many small fragra...


Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem, is a warm season, clump forming plant which prefers full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Its green foliage grows 4' tall and flowers from July to September. The purplish/...


Schoenoplectus acutus* acutus

Schoenoplectus acutus* acutus

Common Name: Hard Stem Bulrush

Schoenoplectus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl ...


Schoenoplectus fluviatilis* fluviatilis

Schoenoplectus fluviatilis* fluviatilis

Common Name: River Bulrush

Schoenoplectus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August.  Schoenoplect...


Scirpus acutus

Scirpus acutus

Common Name: Hard Stem Bulrush

Scirpus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl and spawning fish.  Scirpus acutus will grow from 0-1’ of water and is used to stabilize pond...


Scirpus albescens

Scirpus albescens

Common Name: White Bulrush

This strikingly tall white form of Bulrush makes for an excellent focal point against a dark backdrop of evergreens. Growing 4-5' tall on a strong rhizome with the  capability of forming a handsome colony. Hardy in zone 5-9, W...


Scirpus americanus

Scirpus americanus

Common Name: Three Square Rush

Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Three Square Rush provides exce...


Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green Bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens, Green Bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales.  Scirpus atrovirens thrives in full sun to partial and blooms from mid June to late July with attractive dark brown almost black inflorescence. Gre...


Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Woolgrass

Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass, gets its name from its fluffy ornamental inflorescence which stands at 4-5’and blooms from late July to early September.  Scirpus cyperinus is a clump forming fine textured broad leaf rush that is common in...


Scirpus fluviatilis

Scirpus fluviatilis

Common Name: River Bulrush

Scirpus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August.  Scirpus fluviatilis prov...


Scirpus tabermontanii

Scirpus tabermontanii

Common Name: Soft Stem Bulrush

Scirpus tabermontanii, Soft Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies and provides excellent cover for waterfowl and spawning fish. It grows 4-5’ tall and blooms in June-July.  Scirpus tabermontanii is common...


Scirpus zebrinus

Scirpus zebrinus

Common Name: Zebra Rush

A strikingly tall horizontally white & green banded form of bulrush makes for a lovely accent against a dark backdrop of evergreens. Hardy in zone 5-9, Zebra Rush is suitable for larger water or as an accent on its own in a con...


Scirpus americanus* americanus

Scirpus americanus* americanus

Common Name: Three Square Rush

Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Three Square Rush provides...


Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Common Name: Blue Eyed Grass

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. Despite its grass-like foliage, the Blue-Eyed Grass belongs to the i...


Solidago rugosa

Solidago rugosa

Common Name: Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa, Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod, is a spectacular member of the Aster family.  Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod explodes with yellow color to bring a naturalized brilliance to any wetland restoration project. Th...


Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indiangrass

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

Sparganium americanum

Common Name: Lesser bur-reed

Sparganium americanum, Lesser bur-reed, is one of several native species of this distinctive native plant. Though looking like grasses or sedges, they are neither, being in their own family (Sparganiaceae). Sparganium american...


Sparganium eurycarpum

Sparganium eurycarpum

Common Name: Greater Bur-Reed

Not only are Sparganium eurycarpum, Greater bur-reed, good for providing food and habitat for wildlife, these plants are also extremely useful for improving and maintaining water quality by absorbing nutrients and st...


Spiranthes oderata

Spiranthes oderata

Common Name: Ladies tress orchid

Spiranthes odorata, Ladies tress orchid, is a must for that shady boggy spot in the garden.  White bell shaped flowers with ruffled petals spiral up 12-18" stems on this exotic beauty late summer into early fall.   Leaves a...


Symphotrichum novi-belgii* novi-belgii

Symphotrichum novi-belgii* novi-belgii

Common Name: New York Aster

Symphotrichum novi-belgii, New york Aster, with slightly smaller blue flowers than New England Aster, thrives in a more permanently moist habitat. Symphotrichum novi-belgii is a deer resistant PA rare plant that spreads s...


Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum

Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum

Common Name: Purplestem Aster

Symphotrichum puniceum, Purplestem Aster, is a common naturalizer of wetlands, stream banks and moist meadows.  Purplestem Aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. Deer resistant an...


Symphotrychum novae-angliae* novae-angliae

Symphotrychum novae-angliae* novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster

Symphotrychum novae-angliae, New england Aster, is one of the most attractive and common asters that thrives in moist full sun meadows. From mid August through October, New England Aster produces numerous flowers ranging in color from pale la...


Thalia dealbata

Thalia dealbata

Common Name: Hardy Canna

The strikingly bold tropical like foliage of Hardy Canna adds a lush appeal to large water gardens. Growing 4-6' tall and flowering at 6-8" tall with powdery purple flowers waving high above the foliage. Hardy to zone 5, Hardy Cann...


Thelypteris palustris

Thelypteris palustris

Common Name: Marsh Fern

Marsh fern is a short rhizomatous fern that forms beautiful colonies that wander around other obligate perennials and sedges. Each frond stands 6-12” tall and in mass creates a soft lime green hue. Thelypteris palustris is a great a...


Tradescantia ohiensis

Tradescantia ohiensis

Common Name: Ohio Spiderwort

Commonly found in prairies, wood margins, meadows, along roadsides, or in waste areas, the Ohio Spiderwort is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial which grows 3' tall with blue-green, arching, grass-like leaves. This fairly long bl...


Triadenum virginicum

Triadenum virginicum

Common Name: Marsh St. Johns wort

Triadenum virginicum, Marsh St. John's wort . The autumn bog glows when stem and leaf edges turn crimson-purple in fall.  A pink flower makes this St. John's wort different from the traditional yellow.  Opposite leaves with red ...


Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea

Common Name: Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea is commonly known as Society Garlic because its leaves and bulbs are edible like garlic and chives but without the bad breath. Society Garlic is a clump forming herbaceous perennial growing 1-2' tall with narrow grayish green le...


Tulbaghia violacea 'variegata'

Tulbaghia violacea 'variegata'

Common Name: Variegated Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea variegata is commonly known as Variegated Society Garlic because its leaves and bulbs are edible like garlic and chives but without the bad breath. Variegated Society Garlic is a clump forming herbaceous perennial growing 1-2' t...


Typha angustifolia

Typha angustifolia

Common Name: Narrow Leaf Cattails

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. In fact, Euell Gibbons called Cattails the "Superma...


Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia

Common Name: Broad Leaf Cattails

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. In fact, Euell Gibbons called Cattails the "Supermarket...


Typha laxmannii

Typha laxmannii

Common Name: Graceful Cattail

True to its name, Graceful Cattail has narrow foliage measuring from a quarter to half inch across and grows 4-6' tall forming dense colonies on a strong rhizome. Its catkin is noticeably narrower than its native counterpart and ma...


Typha minima

Typha minima

Common Name: Miniature Cattail

The smallest cutest member of the cattail family has erect grass like foliage that grows up to 2' tall. Its cute "Pig-in-a-blanket" sized catkin is great as a cut flower. This plant is perfect for a small patio container garden whe...


Vaccinium macrocarpon

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Common Name: Cranberry

 Vaccinium macrocarpum, American cranberry. The cranberry is a Native American wetland fruit.  Nodding flowers resemble shooting stars, white to pink, mid-June - mid-July followed by ripening of yellow-green fruit to bright red ...


Vallisneria americana

Vallisneria americana

Common Name: Wild Celery

Water celery grows with long ribbon like foliage. Vallisneria is a stoloniferous colonizer tolerant of current and brackish water up to approximately 500ppm. It prefers to grow in coarse sandy bottoms but does quite well in typical clay b...


Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Common Name: Blue Vervain

Verbena hastata, Blue Vervain, can be found in a variety if habitats including moist prairies & meadows, floodplain woodlands, moist thickets, along borders of rivers and ponds, marshes, moist basins and ditches. Verbena h...


Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

Common Name: Ironweed

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...


Xyris caroliniana

Xyris caroliniana

Common Name: Yellow-eyed grass

Xyris caroliniana, Yellow-eyed grass, has yellow cone like flowers that wave in the breeze on tall stalks up to  3' high.  Yellow-eyed grass creates striking vertical interest along pond edges.  Flowers are 1/4 - 1" across....


Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida

Common Name: White Rain Lily

Zephyranthes candida is commonly known as the White Rain Lily and has short grassy foliage. The crocus-like shaped white flowers have yellow stamens and a green throat. The White Rain Lily is a tender perennial bulb hardy in zones 8-11 full sun to...


Zizania aquatica

Zizania aquatica

Common Name: Wild Rice

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. Although Wild Rice grows 8-10' tall, the s...


Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Common Name: Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander, is a native perennial which is found growing in small colonies in moist woods and meadows, swamps, thickets, riverbanks and prairies. Zizia aurea grows 1-2' tall in nice tight clumps about 12" in diam...