Piedmont Region: Herbaceous Emergent

(can grow with roots in water)

Other plant types: Fern/Fern Ally | Grass/Grasslike | Groundcover | Herbaceous | Shrub | Tree | Vine

Soil Moisture: Sunlight: Flower Color (simplified, all shades):
W = wet Su = full sun B = brown R = red O = orange
M = moist PS = part shade W = white P = pink G = green
D = dry Sh = full shade Y = yellow Pu = purple Bl = blue
    * denotes evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage

HERBACEOUS EMERGENT (can grow with roots in water)
Scientific Name Common Name
W
M
D
Su
PS
Sh
Height Color Bloom
Acorus calamus sweet flag
X
X
 
X
X
  2-3 Y, W May-Jul
Iris versicolor blue flag
X
X
 
X
X
  3 Bl May-Jun
Juncus canadensis Canada rush
X
X
 
X
X
  1-3    
Juncus effusus soft rush
X
X
 
X
    2-3   Jun-Sep
Nuphar luteum (Nuphar advena) spatterdock, yellow water lily
X
   
X
X
  1 Y May-Oct
Nymphaea odorata fragrant water lily
X
   
X
    <1 W Jun-Sep
Osmunda regalis royal fern
X
X
 
X
X
X
2-3    
Peltandra virginica arrow arum
X
   
X
X
  to 2 G-W Apr-Jul
Pontederia cordata pickerelweed
X
   
X
X
  3 Pu Jun-Nov
Sagittaria latifolia duck potato
X
   
X
    0.5-2 W Jul-Oct
Scirpus cyperinus woolgrass
X
X
 
X
X
  3-4   Aug-Sep
Scirpus pungens (S. americanus) common three-square
X
   
X
    4   Jun-Sep
Typha latifolia broad-leaved cattail
X
X
 
X
    5-7   May-Jun

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Last updated: 9/4/01