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Plants to Control Stagnant Standing Water In Wetland Areas

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Proper management of stagnant wetlands is important if the spread of certain diseases such as malaria is to be controlled. Stagnant water provides a suitable breeding ground for mosquitoes that in turn play a role in the spread of malaria. However, different plants can be used to control stagnant wetland areas. Most of the plants that grow in wetlands do not necessarily require the water to be standing to grow well because they can even survive in dry areas. By planting different wetland plants, it is possible to turn the stagnant wetland into a paradise. Here are a number of plants that you can use to control your stagnant wetland areas.

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Cattails

Cattails are among the most common aquatic plants. They grow in wetlands and are characterized by a flowering spike that is unique and flat leaves that look like blades. They also grow to a height of between 3 and 10 feet. These plants are common in large marshes and the edge of ponds because they flourish in shallow, flooded environments. The cattails can grow and spread fast under the right condition.

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Duck Potatoe

Duck potatoe is also known as Sagittaria latifolia, Indian potato, or broadleaf arrowhead. It is found in the shallow wetlands. Duck potatoes produce some edible tubers that can are commonly used in South America as food. The plant matures to a height of 2 to 4 meters and is characterized by some large leaves that are evergreen and have the shape of the arrowroot.

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Pickerelweed

The botanical name of pickerel weed is pontederia cordota. The plant grows to around 2 to 3 feet in association with the arrow anum. Leaves that have the shape of a heart and stripes that look like the veins characterize pickerelweed. It has an inflorescent that has a blue flower appearing on one of the leaf-like bracts. The blooming period of the plant is between May and October.

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Arrow Arum

Its large leaf blades that are triangular and fruiting heads that look like fruits mark arrow arum. The leaves of the plants will emerge in the month of May or June to surround a cylindrical inflorescence that appears quite fleshy. This inflorescence will later transform into a seed case that look like pod during the early autumn and late summer. The seed case will drop into the marsh to release the seeds.

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Soft Rush

The botanical name of the soft rush is Juncus effuses. The plant looks like the black needle rush that appears in the marshes of saltwater. However, it does not have a sharp tip. Soft rush is also not still like the black needle rush.

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Marsh Mallow

Flowers that look like showy pink hibiscus with alternate leaves that have dense hair characterize marsh mallow. The plant matures to a height of 2 or 3 feet, and its blooming period is between July and August. With the right wetland plant, it will be possible for you to enhance the beauty of your environment. Having these plants in your garden creates a relaxing and attractive environment.

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Mood Moss Mood Moss- Dicranum scopariumHardy Planting Zones- 1-7Sun or Shade - Full shade to part shade Mature Height - 1-5"Mature Width- 3-4"Bloom Season- Summer Mood moss can be seen growing in many parts of the Great Lakes region and throughout the United States, mainly in forested areas. It also grows in places like Ontario, Kentucky, [...]

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