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Wetland Restoration Plant Identification Guide Plant List

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About the Plant Identification Guide (PDF; 139 KB)
Using the Guide (PDF; 589 KB)

Forbs

Northern Water Plantain (Alisma triviale) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Annual ragweed (Ambrosia artemisifolia)  (PDF; 988 KB)
Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Hemp dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Marsh milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Nodding Beggartick (Bidens cernua) (PDF;  1.2 MB)
Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) (PDF; 482 KB)
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Spotted joe pye weed (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus) (PDF; 1.6 MB)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) (PDF; 1.4 MB).
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) (PDF; 1 MB)
Yellow (& white) sweet-clover (Melilotus officinalis) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Water smartweed (Polygonum amphibium) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Curly dock (Rumex crispus) (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Broad-leaf arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) (PDF; 558 KB)
Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) (PDF; 1.8 MB)
Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) (PDF; 1.8 MB)
Goldenrod Comparison - Giant goldenrod vs. Canada goldenrod (Solidago sp.) (PDF; 883 KB)
Perennial sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis) (PDF; 1.9 MB)
New England aster (Symphiotrichum novae-angliae) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum) (PDF; 1 MB)
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) (PDF;  1.2 MB)
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Ironweed (Veronica fasciculata) (PDF; 1.7 MB)
Common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium) (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Golden alexanders (Ziza aurea) (PDF; 1.6 MB)

Grasses/Sedges/Rushes

Redtop (Agrostis gigantea) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Big bluestem (Angropogon gerardii) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
American sloughgrass (Beckmannia syzigachne) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Smooth brome (Bromus inermis) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Canada bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Slough sedge (Carex atherodes) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Lake sedge (Carex lacustris) (PDF; 548 KB)
Stalk-grained sedge (Carex stipata) (PDF; 482 KB)
Tussock sedge (Carex stricta) (PDF; 500 KB)
Fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) (PDF; 449 KB)
Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Spike rushes (Eleocharis spp.) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Virginia wild rye (Elymus virginicus) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale) (PDF; 956 KB)
Giant manna grass (Glyceria grandis) (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum) (PDF; 532 KB)
Rice cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides) (PDF; 877 KB)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) (PDF; 1 MB)
Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) (PDF; 1 MB)
Timothy (Phleum pratense) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Giant reed grass (Phragmites australis)  (PDF; 1.4 MB)
River bulrush (Schoenoplectus fluvitatiliis) (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) (PDF; 1.6 MB)
Green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Woolgrass (Scirpus cyperinus) (PDF; 541 KB)
Giant bur-reed (Sparganium eurycarpum) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) (PDF; 401 KB)
Cattail Comparison - Broadleaf vs. Narrowleaf vs. Hybrid cattail (Typha spp.) (PDF; 427 KB)

 


Woody Plants

 

Boxelder (Acer negundo) (PDF; 960 KB)
Redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) (PDF; 460 KB)
Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) (PDF; 1.1 MB)
Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Sandbar willow (Salix interior) (PDF; 604 KB)