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Wetland Plants
Are Great For Aquatic Plantings


Wetland plants, known as aquatic or water plants are a great way to tackle your soil erosion problems around ponds and lakes. You will be amazed at how fast these plants will grow and help with this problem.


Cattails and Bul Rush Are Great Choices

This wetland plants will also attract some types of wildlife. The birds enjoy feeding off of their seeds and such insect as dragonflies also love these plants. You will love watching as these wetland plants grow around your pond and lakes to fill in all of those bare places. Wetland plants are also very easy to maintain and will require very little maintenance. These plants will also look great around a water garden as well. They will make and create a beautiful border for your personal water garden and you will enjoy watching them grow.


Best selling wetland plants includes the Duck potatoe, Bul Rush and cattails. these can all be planted also in swampy areas or where drainage is a problem to even get grass to grow and live.




Wetland Plants Are Great near Pond and Lakes







Wetlands are important habitats that provide homes for many different species of plants and animals, the wetlsnd plants and lands help control natural floods and filter many pollutants. Wetlsnd plants include all Hydrophilic plants or plants that are able to survive in waterlogged areas. Although there are many different types of wetland plants I will focus on Cattail, Bulrush, and the Duck Potato plants.

One of the most widely known aquatic plants is the water lily. Its diversity and beauty is known throughout the world. The smallest of these plants is the duckweed which is one of natures great protectors for those small animals like bullfrogs. All aquatic plants must live in lands that are constantly saturated in water making wetlands the perfect place for them to call home.

The Cattail is widely known around the world, it is indeed a very interesting plant. If needed it can be used as food and shelter! This plant is very rich in starch and essential vitamins more so than potatoes, and can be made into so many different things. When cattail is seen you are watching a long known evolution from open water to marsh to dry-land. It can grow to be 9 feet tall it has strap-like leaves. If cut open it is spongy and stiff and reed like on the outside.

The Bul Rush is a very diverse plant with many different species. It can grow to be 10 feet tall with no leaves but will grow a flower just before the tip of the stem. Another form of Bul Rush grows to be 6 feet tall and has leaves that grow up to 3 feet long. It produces flowers and fruit that is eaten by many animals. It is also used by birds to make nest. Bul Rush provides a home for many small aquatic animals and is also used as a food source. Its seeds are eaten by many different bird species.

Duck potatoe is easily found in the wild its shape is easily distinguished from other aquatic plants. Duck potatoe has leaves that range from broad large leaves 4 inches wide to thin narrow leaves 1 inch wide at most. The duck potatoe has white flowers that seem to dance up its stem no matter the variety they produce white flowers with three petals. The plant gets its name from the tubers that grow deep beneath the soil. Although ducks rarely eat these they do ingest the seeds, muskrats and beavers will eat the entire plant including the tubers.