Mountain Region: Herbaceous Emergent

(can grow with roots in water)

Other plant types: Fern/Fern Ally | Grass/Grasslike | Groundcover | Herbaceous | Herbaceous Emergent | 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 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
Osmunda regalis royal fern
X
X
 
X
X
X
2-3'    
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