Wetland Plants For Zone 10

Best Plants To Plant Near Swamps

Wetlands are perfect places for some plants. There are numerous bog plants, marginal plants, and aquatic plants which thrive in a wet climate. These plants would grow without much worry. In fact, many gardeners think that the moisture-loving plants like the cattail, duck potato, and lizards tail, make a very attractive garden. Here are the best plants to plant near swamps.

Let's take a look at bog plants. Bog plants are commonly found growing near swamps or at the edge of a stream of water. Many people have seen those plants and just ignored their beauty. The aquatic creeping jenny, the aquatic marsh forget me not, and the aquatic mint hardy pond plant are only a few that are suitable for planting near a swamp.

Marginal plants are suitable for planting near swamps. This type of plant thrives in water areas or close to ponds and swampland. They also thrive well in container gardens. The dwarf cattail is perfect for wetlands. This is a smaller plant that is very attractive with smaller size catkins. Cardinal flower is a slender plant that adds elegance to the aquatic plants garden.

The duck potatoes is a fascinating aquatic plant. It is known by several names. For example, popular names include the broadleaf arrowhead and the Indian potato. The plant is also edible and was regularly consumed by Native Americans. The plant is very adaptable and mixes well with other wetland plants. The water-loving plant thrives in most swampy areas, and the plant is found across the United States.

Lizards tail is one of those aquatic plants that are very distinctive in appearance. The plant has short heart-shaped leaves that produce white flowers that transform into a shape that resembles a lizards tail. This is a unique aquatic plant that would thrive in a swampy area.

Numerous plants are native to swamplands and thrive in the environment. Included here are a few of the most popular plants. Many of the plans are edible and beautiful. Some of the plants help the ecosystem and keep life blooming in the swamps.