Coastal Plain Sample Lists: Plants for Wet Sites, Wetlands, Ponds, and Wet Edges with Partial to Full Sun


Ferns:
Osmunda cinnamomea - cinnamon fern
Osmunda regalis - royal fern
Thelypteris palustris - marsh fern

Grasses and Grasslike Plants:
Carex stricta - tussock sedge
Festuca rubra - red fescue (turf)
Panicum virgatum - Virginia switchgrass
Tripsacum dactyloides - gama grass

Herbaceous Plants:
Caltha palustris - marsh marigold
Eupatorium dubium - Joe-Pye weed
Eupatorium perfoliatum - common boneset
Helianthus angustifolius - swamp sunflower
Liatris spicata - blazingstar
Lilium canadense - Canada lily
Lilium superbum - Turk's cap lily
Lobelia cardinalis - cardinal flower
Lobelia siphilitica - great blue lobelia
Oenothera fruticosa - sundrops
Senecio aureus - golden ragwort
Sisyrinchium atlanticum - coastal blue-eyed grass
Solidago rugosa - wrinkle leaf goldenrod
Verbena hastata - blue vervain

Herbaceous Emergents (growing up out of water):
Acorus calamus - sweet flag
Hibiscus moscheutos - rose mallow
Iris versicolor - blue flag iris
Juncus canadensis - Canada rush
Juncus effusus - soft rush
Kosteletskya virginica - seashore mallow
Nuphar luteum (advena) - yellow water lily
Nymphaea odorata - fragrant water lily
Osmunda regalis - royal fern
Peltandra virginica - arrow arum
Pontederia cordata - pickerelweed
Sagittaria latifolia - duck potato
Saururus cernuus - lizard's tail
Scirpus cyperinus - woolgrass
Scirpus pungens - three-square
Spartina alterniflora - salt marsh cordgrass
Spartina patens - salt meadow hay
Typha angustifolia - narrow-leaved cattail
Typha latifolia - broad-leaved cattail
Zizania aquatica - wild rice

Shrubs (low):
Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry
Gaylussacia frondosa - dangleberry
Hypericum densiflorum - dense St. John's wort
Kalmia angustifolia - sheep laurel (evgr)
Rubus allegheniensis - Allegheny blackberry
Shrubs (medium):
Aronia arbutifolia - red chokeberry
Baccharis halimifolia - high-tide bush
Cephalanthus occidentalis - buttonbush
Ilex verticillata - winterberry holly
Itea virginica - Virginia sweetspire
Rhododendron viscosum - swamp azalea
Rosa palustris - swamp rose
Sambucus canadensis - common elderberry
Shrubs (tall):
Alnus serrulata - smooth alder
Magnolia virginiana - sweetbay (see Trees)
Viburnum prunifolium - black haw viburnum

Trees (tall):
Acer negundo - box elder
Acer ruburm - red maple
Acer saccharinum - silver maple
Betula nigra - river birch
Carya cordiformis - bitternut hickory
Carya glabra - pignut hickory
Celtis occidentalis - hackberry
Fraxinus pennsylvanica - green ash
Liquidambar styraciflua - sweet gum
Nyssa sylvatica - black gum, sourgum
Pinus taeda - loblolly pine
Platanus occidentalis - American sycamore
Populus deltoides - eastern cottonwood
Quercus bicolor - swamp white oak
Quercus michauxii - swamp chestnut oak
Quercus phellos - willow oak
Salix nigra - black willow
Salix sericea - silky willow
Taxodium distichum - bald cypress

Vine:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia creeper


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Last updated: 9/4/01