Ontario Marsh Plants

Common Marsh Plants

 

Emergent

 

water plantain

Alisma plantago-aquatica

swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

sedges

Carex spp.

turtlehead

Chelone glabra

spike rushes

Eleocharis spp.

water horsetail

Equisetum fluviatile

wild blue flag

Iris versicolor

rushes

Juncus spp.

pickerelweed

Pontederia cordata

arrowhead

Sagittaria latifolia

hard-stemmed bulrush

Scirpus acutus

black bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens

softstem bulrush

Scirpus validus

green fruited bur-reed

Sparganium chlorocarpum

giant bur-reed

Sparganium eurycarpum

cattails

Typha spp.

American brooklime

Veronica americana

Submergent:

 

coontail

Ceratophyllum demersum

waterweed

Elodea canadensis

watermilfoil

Myriophyllum exalbescens

sago pondweed

Potamogeton pectinatus

pondweed

Potamogeton richardsonii

bladderworts

Utricularia vulgaris

tape grass

Vallisneria americana

Floating-leaved

 

yellow water lily

Nuphar variegata

white water lily

Nymphaea odorata

water smartweed

Polygonum amphibium

variable-leaved pondweed

Pontamogeton gramineus

floating pondweed

Pontamogeton natans

Free-floating

 

common duck weed

Lemna minor

star duckweed

Lemna trisulca

greater duckweed

Spirodela polyrhiza

Common Exotic Marsh Plants

 

Emergent

 

flowering-rush

Butomus umbellatus

great manna grass

Glyceria maxima

yellow flag

Iris pseudacorus

moneywort

Lysimachia nummularia

purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

*reed canary grass

Phalaris arundinacea

marsh cress

Rorippa amphibia

*common reed grass

Phragmites australis

Submergent

 

Eurasian watermilfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum

curly pondweed

Potamogeton crispus

Floating-leaved

 

European frog-bit

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

floating heart

Nymphoides peltatum

* Species with both exotic and native genotypes.

 

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Last Updated on 20/07/03
By Peter Gill