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Obligate Wetland Plants

There are two categories of wetland plants. Obligate wetland plants are found in wetlands 99% of the time.  Facultative wetland plants are found in wetlands 67-99% of the time.  Plants that are found on drier sites are sometimes called Upland plants.


Arrow Tearthumb
Polygonum sagittatum

Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum


Cattail
Typha latifolia

Common Arrow
Sagittaria latifolia


Common Smartweed
Polygonum hydropiper


Fringed Gentian
Gentiana crinita


Forget-me-nots
Myosotis scorpioides


Nodding Bur-Marigold
Bidens cernua


Pondweed
Potamogeton sp.

 


Rice-cut Grass
Leersia oryzoides

Skunk Cabbage
Symplocarpus foetidus


             Soft Rush
Juncus effusus


Swamp Saxifrage 
Saxifraga pensylvaica


Turtlehead
Chelone glabra


Water Hemlock
Cicuta maculata


Water Horehound
Lycopus americanus


Water Plantain 
Alisma subcordatum


Water Purslane
Ludwigia palustris

Water Target
Brasenia schreberi
 

 

This page was created by: N. Smith, K. Rice, and C. Westring
Last updated 03/28/06