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BaySafe Plant List – Aquatics

BaySafe (Native to Maryland) Aquatic Plant List

(*) Availability of plants varies seasonally. 

Botanical Name Common Name
Alisma subcordatum  Water Plantain *
Cabomba caroliniana  Carolina Fanwort*
Caltha palustris  Marsh Marigold *
Carex glaucescens  Blue Sedge *
Decodon verticillatus  Water Oleander *
Dulichium arundinaceum  Cane Sedge
Echinodorus cordifolius  Heart Leaf Sword Plant *
Eleocharis quadrangulata  Square Spike Sedge *
Hydrocotyle verticillata  Whorled Water Pennywort
Iris versicolor  Blue Flag
Iris virginica  Virginia Blue Flag *
Juncus effusus  Soft Rush*
Justicia americana  Water Willow
Kosteletzkya virginica  Seashore Mallow *
Limnobium spongia  American Frogbit *
Menyanthes trifoliata  American Bog Bean*
Nelumbo lutea  American Lotus *
Orontium aquaticum  Golden Club
Peltandra  virginica  Virginia Arrow Arum
Pontederia cordata  Pickerel Weed
Sagittaria graminea  Grass Leaf Arrowhead *
Sagittaria latifolia  Broad Leaf Arrowhead *
Sarracenia purpurea  Northern Pitcher Plant
Saururus cernuus  Lizard’s Tail
Scirpus torreyi  Torrey’s Bulrush
Typha angustifolia  Slender Cattail
Typha latifolia  Cattail
Zizania  aquatica  Wild Rice *

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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