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Pontederia cordata

 Virginia Creeper  

Native

Herbaceous Perennial

 

Parthenocissus quinquefolia  

VIRGINA CREEPER 

Is a woody vine native to eastern and central North America

indicator  status        OBL        

habitat   Swamps, stream or lake edges, and tidal marshes; pH 5.2-9.5. 

characteristics   The flowers are small and greenish, produced in clusters in late spring, and mature in late summer or early fall into small hard purplish-black berries 5 to 7 mm diameter.

 

 Peltandra virginica

 

Native  

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Peltandra virginica 

arrow arum 

The seed must be stored wet; provides food and cover for waterfowl. 

indicator  status        OBL        

habitat   Swamps, stream or lake edges, and tidal marshes; pH 5.2-9.5. 

characteristics   A bunch-type species; grows to 3’ tall; 16” minimum root depth; moderate shade tolerance; no drought tolerance; no salt tolerance; blooms from May to June; seed pods ripen in fall and contain numerous large seeds. 

 

Penstemon digitalis

 

Native 

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Penstemon digitalis 

tall white beard tongue 

A durable early plant found in many of our meadow mixes. 

indicator  status          FAC           

habitat  Meadows, old fields, and roadsides; pH 5.5-7.0.  

characteristics  A flowering species that spreads by short rhizomes; grows to 4’ tall; 8” minimum root depth; shade tolerant; high drought tolerance; moderate salt tolerance; blooms from May to July; white flowers 

 

 

Pontederia cordata

 

Native 

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Polystichum acrostichoides

VIRGINIA CREEPER 

Provides food for wildlife; the seeds should be stored wet. 

indicator region           OBL           

habitat   Swampy edges of lakes, streams, and along tidal shores; pH 6.0-8.0. 

characteristics   A very ornamental wetland bunch grass; grows to 3’ tall; 10” minimum root depth; full sun; no drought tolerance; low salt tolerance; blooms from July to September; blue-spiked panicles 

 

 

 

Pontederia cordata


Native 

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Pontederia cordata 

pickerel weed 

Provides food for wildlife; the seeds should be stored wet. 

indicator region           OBL           

habitat   Swampy edges of lakes, streams, and along tidal shores; pH 6.0-8.0. 

characteristics   A very ornamental wetland bunch grass; grows to 3’ tall; 10” minimum root depth; full sun; no drought tolerance; low salt tolerance; blooms from July to September; blue-spiked panicles 

 

 

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OBL       Obligate wetland species
UPL       Upland species
FACW    Facultative wetland species
NO         No occurrence
FAC      Facultative species
NI         No indicator
FACU    Facultative upland species

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