Native Wetland Plants

Native plants are always the best choice for use in landscapes, restoration projects, storm water projects, and naturalized areas. 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. Plug trays can be shipped via UPS.

A Wetland Planting Guide is available in the "About us" portion of the website.

 

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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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 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...


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...


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 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 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...


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...