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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

A succulent early blooming species for wet spaces. Glossy heart-shaped leaves accompany shiny large buttercup-like flowers. Great addition to the water garden.

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

A compact and vigorous clump, with shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Excellent choice for the woodland or shade garden. Very adaptable. Host plant for some Skippers, and seeds are eaten by several reptiles.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Carex blanda is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that matures into compact mounded clumps. The shiny deep green foliage is evergreen and up to 8” long.  In late spring interesting green flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.…

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Beautiful glaucus blue foliage, tolerates wide range of conditions, good liriope replacement.

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge

Carex socialis is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of narrow foliage.

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

A deciduous shrub commonly found in moist to wet areas in full sun to partial shade.  Long 6" leaves do not emerge until late spring.  In early to mid-summer, very interesting white globed shaped flowers appear that look like pin cushions…

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

Chelone glabra is an upright perennial with stout stems and shiny deep green leaves.  In late summer and fall, stems are topped by lovely clusters of white snapdragon like flowers.  The individual blooms are about an inch long and are …

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