Freshwater algae Green slime and brown scum on stream beds is usually regarded as an unattractive nuisance however, it is a vital part of stream ecosystems. 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. It is commonly found in shady moist habitat and is perfect for a woodland water garden. 252.482.5707 team@wetlandplantsinc.com. Nymphaea odorata is tolerant of a wide p... Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive fern, is commonly found at the sunny edge of a wet woodland. So-called because they grow around the edge of ponds. Fringed sedge is named for its slender drooping seed heads that are present from June through July. Tue 7am - 5pm. Wed 7am - 5pm. American Lotus, Yellow Lotus: Nelumbo lutea; Native Aquatic and Wetland Plants: Arrow Arum, Peltandra virginica For more information on what a wetland is, why they are important and how to restore them, check out our wetland publications. 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. There are four categories of plants for in and around ponds – which are handily separated into the four different places where they grow. How wetland plants support animals. Plants for natural shorelines. 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. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends, including birds and people. The best native plants for ponds will, to an extent, be dependent on where you live, so visiting your local suppliers with this guide is your best move. By giving them a home in your garden and using them in your planting scheme for your pond, you’ll be providing vital help to protect these native varieties. In fact, Euell Gibbons called Cattails the "Supermarket... 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. Cheerful Brown Eyed Susan is a perennial favorite. 5-6 Native plants with an intermediate range of ecological tolerances and often associated with a specific natural vegetation community. Golden Club has bright yellow flower clusters (spadix) at the tips. A good example is marsh marigold which you can plant in a semi-submerged pot. 730 Myakka Road, Sarasota, Florida 34240 (941) 322-1915 OPEN TO PUBLIC: Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Schoenoplect... Scirpus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl and spawning fish. Hours. New England Wetland Plants, Inc is a WHOLESALE PLANT NURSERY in Amherst, Massachusetts offering a variety of:. 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. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Please indicate your site factors according to the seven categories shown below. Most garden centres will stock aquatic plant pots to put in your pond, which have meshed sides. G... Carex lupulina, Hop sedge,  is a tall, shade tolerant sedge that has similar but longer seed heads than Carex intumescens. Glyceria... Helianthus angustifolius, Swamp sunflower, is a narrow leaf perennial sunflower that will thrive in moist soil with full sun to part shade. Blue flag iris forms... Juncus canadensis, Canada rush, grows well in swampy meadows, boggy sites, and pond margins. Texas Wetland Plants – Nursery & Services for Habitat Enhancement Improve the habitat in your lake or establish plants for restoration or mitigation. Eleocharis obtusa forms attractive lime green clumps 1' tall topped with a blunt dark brown seed head in mid... Eleocharis palustris, Creeping spikerush, is a perennial colonizer which forms a dense root mass along pond shores creeping out into 4-6" of water. Wetland Indicator Categories Central Texas Wetland Plants is a collection of institutional knowledge and photos taken in and around the Austin area. Currently, we offer over 120 wetland and upland native plants species. Looking straight down on the plant, leaves growing in ranks of three are visible. Andropogon gerardii prefers slightly moist soils but is surprisingly drought tolerant once established. 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. Although it tolerates hot and humid summers quite well, it will not do well in severe... Rudbeckia triloba, Brown Eyed Susan, grows in moist to dry soils in full sun to part shade. Our products are used in Conservation, Wetland Restoration, Water Quality Basins, and Natural Landscaping. Plants that take root underwater – so you’ll need to put them in underwater pots like the submerged ones – but grow up to the surface where their leaves and flowers spread out. There is more than enough variety and colour within our native flora to create the pond you want. The species of plants most common in other wetlands in your area with similar flooding cycles will be easiest to grow and need the least maintenance. These grown around your pond, just outside it, rather than in it. View Our Current Inventory. Soft pale yellow flowers 7 - 11" surround a rich yellow center standi... Spatterdock is a member of the native floating leaf aquatic community. Scirpus atrovirens thrives in full sun to partial and blooms from mid June to late July with attractive dark brown almost black inflorescence. 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. This will help stop the pond becoming stagnant and smelly. Please visit our updated privacy The attractive Wood reedgrass grows well in fertile moist soil with light shade or dappled sunlight. 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. This hardy lakeshore perennial herb is typically found in shallow waters of pond edges,  sedge meadows, marshes, alon... 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. They are often interchangeable with Marginals – like the marsh marigold above which will also grow in damp soil around your pond, helping your pond blend in with its surroundings and also providing shelter for amphibians heading in and out of your pond. The plants you select for your wetland will depend on: 1. Stems taper to a bristle and r... 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. Because of widespread wetland drainage, and the threat from non-native invasive species, many of our native wetland plants are struggling to survive. The nursery is located near the intersection of USDA zones 7b and 8a.It is surrounded by a rich diversity of natural wetlands. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August. 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. Marsh marigold's heart shaped shiny foliage emerges in March and almost overnight is topped with bright yellow buttercup li... Carex comosa, Bristly sedge, is a member of the sedge family has a bristly bloom that acts like Velcro. Sparganium american... 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, New york Aster, with slightly smaller blue flowers than New England Aster, thrives in a more permanently moist habitat. Wetland Supply features containerized and bare-root native trees, shrubs, and seed for wetland restoration, including specialty plants for passive water treatment systems, phytoremeditation systems and bioengineering. Also known as bog plants. Purplestem Aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. 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. A wide range of plants and animals depend on wetlands for their survival. Acorus americanus, native sweetflag, has aromatic foliage, similar to Iris in shape, yet unpalatable to geese and deer. The native forms are usually shades of blue-purple, but we also have the uncommon white f... Proserpinaca palustris, water Mermaid, is a native perennial found in swamps, marshes, shores, and  ephemeral woodland ponds. We grow a wide range of Native British water plants, moisture loving and bog plants which is large but not exhaustive. There are many foreign plants available that can prove irresistible. It prefers wet to damp areas of the wetland margin. Attractive and useful native plants for garden ponds include: For more ideas, visit a specialist garden centre, consult online plant catalogues and visit your local WWT centre to see what we’re doing. But to truly regenerate a damaged wetland environment, you need to plant appropriate species in every wetland zone. 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. It's named for the flower's resemblance to a monkey's face. Do not remove plants from the wild. Deer resistant and to... Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint,  is one of our cool season grasses. Because vegetation is one of the three criteria (hydrology, soils, vegetation) for an area to be considered a wetland, Herbaceous Plants. Symphotrichum novi-belgii is a deer resistant PA rare plant that spreads s... Symphotrichum puniceum, Purplestem Aster, is a common naturalizer of wetlands, stream banks and moist meadows. Marsh plants can be put directly into the ground. Fairly inconspicuous fine textured attractive dark green leaves with maroon stems f... Heliopsis helianthoides, Ox-eye sunflower,  blooms with a multitude of seemingly never ending yellow daisy-like blossoms. Learn More Poin... Carex stricta, Tussock sedge,  is one of the most elegant, fine textured sedges. Depth of the water, 3. WETLAND SPECIES. The flowers of Mimulus ringens are about an inch a... Nelumbo lutea, American yellow lotus, is the only native species of the genus. About 10–15% of the total land area of New Zealand is covered with native flora, from tall kauri and kohekohe forests to rainforest dominated by rimu, beech, tawa, matai and rata; ferns and flax; dunelands with their spinifex and pingao; alpine and subalpine herb fields; and scrub and tussock. Most growth occurs during the Summ... Cyperus esculentus, Nutsedge, is often mistaken as a grass. Native aquatic plants can enhance the health of a lake, providing nursery cover for young fish, improving water quality, and stabilizes shorelines. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod explodes with yellow color to bring a naturalized brilliance to any wetland restoration project. Plug trays can be shipped via UPS. They are generally widespread and not an indicator of a particular community type. Plants that simply float around on the surface with their roots bare to the open water rather than being grounded in soil or mud. Despite its grass-like foliage, the Blue-Eyed Grass belongs to the i... Solidago rugosa, Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod, is a spectacular member of the Aster family. You’ll need to take each pot out once a year to trim back the old plant growth as well as the roots from around the pot – so that each plant doesn’t simply keep expanding and take over the pond. Plants are grown for both internal and external use, in applications such as bioengineering solutions, river restoration, SUDS, constructed wetlands and wetland creation. Decorative musk sedge resembles miniature palm trees. Water gardens can bring calming sounds and peaceful views. Visit the Native plants section and learn about these unique and wonderful wetland plants. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to be used as a supplement to other resources when identifying plants in Central Texas. Many birds live or take cover in shrubs and rushes in inland wetlands. A mature plant can spread up to 10” per year with... Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, is a striking aquatic plant. Gre... Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass, gets its name from its fluffy ornamental inflorescence which stands at 4-5’and blooms from late July to early September. Whether you have a tiny tub or a large lake you can buy an unrivaled selection of pond plants. Wetland plants provide habitats for many animals by providing a place for breeding, feeding and hiding. Scirpus acutus will grow from 0-1’ of water and is used to stabilize pond... Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Three Square Rush provides exce... Scirpus atrovirens, Green Bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales. Amount of sunlight on the site, 4. So a good rough rule of thumb is to ensure at least half the surface of the pond is free of foliage. 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. Hop sedge has a clump forming erect stature that makes it a nice... Carex lurida, Lurid sedge, is a versatile lower growing sedge that forms dense tufted colonies in full sun and loose patches in the shade. Because of widespread wetland drainage, and the threat from non-native invasive species, many of our native wetland plants are struggling to survive. 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