Mountain Region 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 - switchgrass
Tripsacum dactyloides - gama grass

Herbaceous Plants:
Caltha palustris - marsh marigold
Eupatorium perfoliatum - common boneset
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
Solidago rugosa - wrinkle leaf goldenrod
Verbena hastata - blue vervain
Veronicastrum virginicum - Culver's root

Herbaceous Emergents (plants growing up out of the water):
Acorus calamus - sweet flag
Iris versicolor - blue flag iris
Juncus effusus - soft rush
Nuphar luteum (advena) - yellow water lily
Osmunda regalis - royal fern
Scirpus cyperinus - woolgrass
Scirpus pungens - three-square
Typha latifolia - broad-leaved cattail

Shrubs (low):
Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry
Gaylussacia frondosa - dangleberry
Hypericum densiflorum - dense St. John's wort
Shrubs (medium):
Aronia arbutifolia - red chokeberry
Cephalanthus occidentalis - buttonbush
Ilex verticillata - winterberry holly
Rhododendron viscosum - swamp azalea
Rosa palustris - swamp rose
Sambucus canadensis - elderberry
Shrubs (tall):
Alnus serrulata - smooth alder
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
Platanus occidentalis - sycamore
Quercus bicolor - swamp white oak
Quercus michauxii - swamp chestnut oak
Salix nigra - black willow
Salix sericea - silky willow
Thuja occidentalis - white cedar

Vine:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia creeper


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Last updated: 9/4/01