Wetland Plants are great for planting in areas of standing water or swampy areas. The plant’s roots can act as a natural network to stabilize the soil along the edge of the water. The plants also provide shelter to fish and animals. They are excellent to use in restoration projects, stormwater projects, and naturalized areas.
Cattails are among the most commonly known, and one of the most important native wetland plants. Cattails provide habitats, improves water quality and provides food for wildlife. Native Americans made flour from cattail roots.
River Oats is named for its oat-like seed-heads, and where it likes to grow; river and stream banks, Birds and small mammals want to eat its seeds. River Oats are easy to grow and nearly maintenance-free. They are aggressive growers, so they may need to be kept under control depending upon placement.
Pickerelweed likes to grow in shallow freshwaters, such as marshes, pond edges, lakes, and streams. This plant is easily recognized by its beautiful flowers – large spikes with clusters of violet-blue flowers.
There are many benefits to preserving wetlands and wetland plants. Some of the cost benefits are easy to realize, but others have an impact in many indirect ways.
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