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Prefers moist soil. Tolerates inundation up to a depth of 6 inches early in
the season, as in damp meadows, open marshes, and fens. Tolerates flooding for
short periods in the spring.
Attracts butterflies, bumblebees, and many other insects. Provides cover for
small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Seeds are eaten by swamp sparrow.
Used in upper shoreline zones and in vegetated swales.
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Flowering Color and Time
Deep rose to light pink
June to September
.06 - 2.0 lbs/acre
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