This section includes a wide range of Australian native aquatic plants ranging from moisture loving reeds/rushes to fully submerged aquatic species. Villarsia reniformis / Ornduffia reniformis (Running Marsh Flower)Thick succulent textured dark green kidney shaped leaves with lime green undersides. The challenge being that even some Australian native water plants can become aquatic weeds when grown outside their natural area. Also used in aquariums as a substitute for Nymphoides aquatica. Thick cylindrical tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. The extensive fibrous root system of buttonbush pulls nutrie... Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats. Three types of plants usually live in rivers and streams: algae, mosses and submerged plants. Crinum pedunculatum (River Lily/Swamp Lily)White starry flowers from long stalks during the warmer months. Striking white snapdragon like flowers are a great addition to the garden in late... Cinna arundinacea, Wood reedgrass, is a strong competitor against Japanese stilt grass! They can sometimes appear by surprise if you buy pond plants from an unreliable source, in which case you’re doomed to many hours of labour trying to remove them. Flowers open about 3 hours after ... Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp rose-mallow, is a  fast growing cold-hardy plant. In fact, Euell Gibbons called Cattails the "Supermarket... Verbena hastata, Blue Vervain, can be found in a variety if habitats including moist prairies & meadows, floodplain woodlands, moist thickets, along borders of rivers and ponds, marshes, moist basins and ditches. Its green foliage grows 4' tall and flowers from July to September. A staple in any rain or butterfly garden this plant will attract loads of be... Eupatorium perfoliatum, Boneset, is one of the most widespread of our native wetland wildflowers. Three Square Rush provides exce... Scirpus atrovirens, Green Bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales. 20% off sale Bacopa monnieri (Smooth Water Hyssop)Small bright green elliptic leaves grown on trailing stems. AUD $19.50 for 5 bunches Native pond plants are easy to get started in your new pond and will create a stunning water feature to enjoy all year round. This fairly long bl... Typha angustifolia, Narrow Leaf Cattails, are one of the most important native wetland plants, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality and providing food for wildlife. A great mat-forming plant for the wet area. The stems and leaves of Cardinal Flower have a soft purplish tin... Lobelia syphilitica, Great blue lobelia, is an herbaceous perennial that grows in nice clumps from 1-3' tall. It spreads slowly via a short rhizome to form a fine textured c... Carex scoparia, Pointed broom sedge, is an attractive clumping sedge with fine textured foliage. Schoenoplectus mucronatus (Triangular Club Rush/Scirpus mucronatus)Tall deep green triangular stems. Sparganium american... Not only are Sparganium eurycarpum, Greater bur-reed, good for providing food and habitat for wildlife, these plants are also extremely useful for improving and maintaining water quality by absorbing nutrients and st... Symphotrichum novi-belgii, New york Aster, with slightly smaller blue flowers than New England Aster, thrives in a more permanently moist habitat. Narrow tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. Lilaeopsis brisbanica (Native Water Grass)Tufty strong green grass-like foliage. Zizia aurea grows 1-2' tall in nice tight clumps about 12" in diam... © Copyright 2020  |  Aquascapes Unlimited Inc.  |  Pipersville, PA  |  Site Produced by, Symphotrychum novae-angliae* novae-angliae. Mat-forming plant with creeping stems. Marsilea drummondii (Nardoo)Attractive floating or emergent green four leaf clovers that is sometimes feathery or furry in texture. Temporarily out of stock.Currently under propagation. Not for Tas. Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture... Chelone glabra, White turtle head, is a deer resistant perennial perfect for shaded or woodland gardens with moist soil. Nymphaea odorata is tolerant of a wide p... Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive fern, is commonly found at the sunny edge of a wet woodland. Similar to Cyperus alternifolius var. It's named for the flower's resemblance to a monkey's face. Also used in aquariums. All 108; Taxonomy; 1 Charophyte Algae Phylum Charophyta; 107 Vascular Plants Phylum Tracheophyta; Search. Striking when grown in colonies in average to moist soil in wetlands, on pond edges and along streambanks. Eryngium aquaticum stands 3-4’ tall and blooms... Eupatorium fistulosum, Joe pye weed, is a 6-8' tall yet graceful plant which prefers moist areas and has a tolerance for a variety of soils. Heavy woolly golden yellow flowers produced in the warmer months. The slightly drooping seed heads... Equisetum fluviatile, Water horsetail, is a fairly slender medium-sized Equisetum growing 1-2' tall in dense dark green colonies along shorelines and shallow water. Sweetflag spreads moderately from a thick rhizome forming a dense mat along pond shores and stre... Alisma subcordatum, water plantain, is a clump forming seed colonizer which thrives in permanently inundated quiet water. Nymphoides crenata - Victoria (Crenated Water Fringe (Victoria)/Wavy Marshwort)A variation or form of the species Nymphoides crenata that is found in Victoria. Spreads by broken branches. The leavesare 10–20 cm (4–8 inches) across on a stem which is floating by means of buoyant bulb-like nodules at its base above the water surface. Planting service . Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Great both in ponds and aquariums. It prefers wet to damp areas of the wetland margin. Small near white flowers produced in the warmer months. Canada bluejoint is found growing strong along pond shores and in open wet meadows of New England. Bronzed flower spike during the warmer months. Gre... Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass, gets its name from its fluffy ornamental inflorescence which stands at 4-5’and blooms from late July to early September. They are larger than duckweeds and watermeal (next subgroup). Like Tussock sedge, Fox sedge has... Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush,  is one of the most important native shrubs for helping to preserve water quality and for enhancing wildlife habitat. Nymphoides spinulosperma (Marbled Marshwort/Marbled Water Fringe)Largest flowering species from the genus Nymphoides. Scirpus tabermontanii is common... Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Water lily. Prefers cool, moist and shade conditions to do well. Common water-crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatalis) - this native oxygenating water plant is a member of the buttercup family. Publications. 4. Also used in aquariums as a carpeting plant. Gratiola peruviana (Austral Brooklime)Oval green leaves with toothed edges on sprawling green stems. Medium green strap-like leaves. Not for WA. Round to near oval shaped and glossy floating leaves which are bright green in colour. Selliera radicans (Swamp Weed)Bright green obovate leaves growing from runners/suckers. Eleocharis sphacelata (Tall Spike Rush)Straw-coloured spikelets usually with dark reddish band near margins. Hop sedge has a clump forming erect stature that makes it a nice... Carex lurida, Lurid sedge, is a versatile lower growing sedge that forms dense tufted colonies in full sun and loose patches in the shade. Uncommon. More of a small grower than a medium grower. 3. Download PDF Save For Later Print. Limited stock only. Deep green waterlily-like leaves with heavily crenated/scalloped edges and a few purplish-brown speckles. Although Wild Rice grows 8-10' tall, the s... Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander, is a native perennial which is found growing in small colonies in moist woods and meadows, swamps, thickets, riverbanks and prairies. The key to making them look more like garden plants and less like weeds is to keep them very neat, cutting back long stems and trimming off dead foliage as needed. A plant that is excellent for habitat gardens. It prefers full sun bu... Carex crinata, Fringed sedge, is a common sedge of cooler northern climates. . With an elegant simplicity, this 2-3' tall rush grows in... Elymus hystrix, Bottle brush grass, grows in a wide range of soil conditions including heavy clay with dry to medium hydrology. Fifty native macrophytes have been identified in Lake George. Floats just beneath the water surface. Isotoma fluviatilis ssp. The bright green cylindrical stems of Juncus effusus are fairly soft. Quite rare and not commonly available commercially An edible plant when prepared properly. Although lacking true leaves or flowers, the upright stems of Wa... Equisetum hyemale, Horsetail, spreads from creeping rhizomes in an extremely wide range of soils from full sun to part shade. Quite cold tolerant. Porcupine sedge spreads moderately from short rhizomes in full sun to partial shade. Marginal, full aquatic and flowering varieties are available. Ranunculus flammula is a low growing perennial that pro... Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose, prefers moist, acidic habitats such as bogs, swamps, the edges of ponds and lakes or any poorly drained wetsoil. = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate, = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost, = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features, = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens, = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams, Australian Native Aquatic & Wetland Plants. Some people mistakenly lump all aquatic plants together, referring to them as “seaweed” or grass. Chorizandra enodis (Black Bristle Rush/Echidna Rush)Very narrow blue-grey to dull green cylindrical stems. Myriophyllum latifolium (Water Milfoil)Green leaves with short toothed edges on creeping stems. Great for landscaping. Cyperus exaltatus (Giant Sedge)Tall growing green stems and bracts with reddish-brown spikelets produced during the warmer months. Villarsia umbricola / Ornduffia umbricola (Erect Marsh Flower)Bright green leaves of varying shapes from kidney to oval shaped with slightly scalloped edges. Our range also includes a number of British Native plant starter packs suitable for various size pools and gardens.. More information is available in individual descriptions. Limited stock. In … Cluster of usually 3 dark red-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems. Formerly known as Cladium articulatum. Similar to the previous but are more flat and foliage triangular in shape. Small golden yellow fringed flowers during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Exotic or non-indigenous plants should be avoided. Known for its arrowhead-shaped leaves, Sagittaria latifolia commonly grows submerged in shallow water or out of water on ... Sagittaria rigida, Grass Leaf Arrowhead, is found in swamps, bogs, marshes, and shallow waters in both mud and sandy soils. Rare. Not for WA. 'Gracilis' but much taller and larger growing. Attractive bronzed-green leaves with distinctive brown markings on leaves when young. Native aquatic plants help to breathe life into a billabong and its surrounds. British aquatic plants are among the prettiest of our wildflowers, so if you use them your pond will look lovely too. Very limited supply. A large growing plant. Sprawling or creeping reddish-brown stems bearing parsley-like green leaves. Phragmites australis (Native Reed)Tall growing bamboo-like green leaves with eye-catching and silvery white fine spikelets produced in the warmer months. Baumea juncea (Bare Twig Rush)Grey-green circular culm-like stems. Aquatic plants have evolved a system that can tolerate submergences in water. Lilaeopsis polyantha (Australian Lilaeopsis)Green cylindrical and hollow stems growing on creeping stems that floats on water. The rigid stems of Saltmeado... Justicia americana, Water willow, grows from creeping rhizomes in large dense colonies submerged along the shorelines of lakes, ponds, and standing water. montevidensis (Water Primrose)Deep green oblanceolate to obovate leaves on trailing stems. Non-native plants can be invasive, difficult to manage and unhelpful. This particular species tends to be much more cold tolerant than others under this genus. Sometimes used in aquariums. Growing 3-5' tall in dense dark green colonies this is a great choice for moist low spots where nothing else wil... Equisetum scirpoides, Dwarf horsetail, is a slender small-sized Equisetum growing less than 1' tall in dense dark green colonies along shorelines and shallow water. Purple flowers with white throat appears during the warmer months. Baumea tetragona (Square Stem Twig Rush)An interesting and unusual Australian native rush with square-stemmed foliage. Water is the life blood of any living garden. Blue flag iris forms... Juncus canadensis, Canada rush, grows well in swampy meadows, boggy sites, and pond margins. Also used in aquariums. Schoenoplectus validus (River Club Rush)Tall deep green circular stemmed foliage. We grow a wide range of Native British water plants, moisture loving and bog plants which is large but not exhaustive. Bottle brush grass can take a variety of light conditions from full sun to part shade. Can be cold sensitive if grown outdoors in cooler climate regions. Native plants are always the best choice for use in landscapes, restoration projects, storm water projects, and naturalized areas. American lotus. The leaves rarely taper with the water level. Excellent for dam plantings. American Lotus, Yellow Lotus: Nelumbo lutea; Native Aquatic and Wetland Plants: Arrow Arum, Peltandra virginica A great plant for the small water features. It is commonly found in shady moist habitat and is perfect for a woodland water garden. Carex appressa (Tall Sedge)A sedge with green grass-like leaves with yellow-brown flower spikes during the warmer months. Deer resistant and to... Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint,  is one of our cool season grasses. We grow and deliver ornamental aquatics to local garden centers and designers. Some people mistakenly lump all aquatic plants together, referring to them as “seaweed” or grass. Snowflake shaped foliage. Small golden yellow flowers during the warmer months. Decodon verticillatus is often found on the edges of standing water, lazy streams or marshy swamp... Dulichium arundinaceum, Three way sedge,  is one of the easier to identify sedges. Myriophyllum variifolium (Variable Water Milfoil)Green to tinted red needle-like (sometimes toothed or forked) leaves growing on creeping stems. This is the true Purple Mosaic, where there is very little in green colour. Emergent Plants. Unusual. Usually eaten by fish as a source of diet. Vallisneria nana 'Little Yabba Creek' (Snakeskin Vallisneria/Snakeskin Eelgrass)A interesting species. Approximately to 50cms in height. It grows 4-5’ tall and blooms in June-July. Four squarerush has a distinct four sided stem which is dark green in color. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter (3 feet) in height. Submerged Plants. The leaves of Marsh Purslane are highly variable in color, from green to slightly red-tin... Menyanthes trifoliata, Bogbean, grows in spongy bogs, marshes and shallow water along pond edges. The purplish/... Schoenoplectus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl ... Schoenoplectus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. Baumea preissii (Broad Twig Rush)NEW! Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily)Green strap-like emergent leaves in the warmer months and grass-like underwater leaves during the cooler months. A Wetland Planting Guide is available in the "About us" portion of the website. This guide is intended as a portable reference. Leaf lobes tend to overlap, especially on younger or new leaves. Triglochin striata (Streaked Arrow Grass)Fine narrow cylindrical green grass-like leaves growing from runners. A carpeting plant that spreads by stolons. Spikelets bear new plants late in the season (viviparous). Potamogeton ochreatus (Blunt Pondweed)Long and narrow lanceolate translucent green leaves with rounded or blunt tips. The distinctive hairy sporocarps separates this plant from the others under this genus. Golden Club has bright yellow flower clusters (spadix) at the tips. Red-brown spikelets appearing during the warmer months. Great for coastal plantings as it is mildly salt tolerant. Great for habitat plantings. Tape grass in Florida lakes can often hold a lot of bass and bream as well as shad and other bait fish. Not for WA. An edible plant when prepared properly. For our customers with large earth bottom natural ponds:Both Native plants and ornamental impact plants are excellent an excellent choice for natural ponds. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. Golden yellow flowers produced in the warmer months. It displays white, buttercup-like flowers with yellow centres which provide food for bees, butterflies and other insects. Articles. Though looking like grasses or sedges, they are neither, being in their own family (Sparganiaceae). Marsilea hirsuta (Hairy Nardoo)Attractive emergent green four leaf clovers on short stems. Juncus usitatus (Native Rush)Thin green cylindrical rush-like stems with tiny golden-brown coloured flower spikes during the warmer months. NATIVE AQUATIC This is a personal blog about my own experience on native ... Cryptocoryne retrospiralis is an amazing and unusual aquatic plant, It's curly niddly leaf structure is very attractive and the brownish green colour is also very impressive. Pennywort has relatively insignificant small powder puff... Iris fulva, Copper iris, has arching bright green leaves growing from shallowly rooted compact rhizomes that can form large clumps. By using native plants in your pond, you’re growing the plants found in British streams, ponds and waterways. Dense clusters of reddish brown spikes produced from the stems during the warmer months. Medium green creeping leaves. Schoenoplectus pungens (Sharp Club Rush/Scirpus pungens)Grey-blue green pointy triangular stems. Shallow water is the habitat for this beautiful species. I... Elymus riparius, Riverbank wild rye, is aptly named for its utility when doing streambank or riverbank rehabilitation. Many different aquatic plants from algae, which drifts suspended in the water, to plants floating on the water surface or rooted in the pond bottom can grow in ponds. Not for Tas. Cluster of pale red-brown to pale yellow-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems. Sometimes used in aquariums. To best manage your pond vegetation, start by using the Identify a Plant section to correctly identify the plants in your pond, and then select the best management options to fit your needs for specific plants from the Manage a Plant section. The free-floating plant, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), is a non-native invasive plant in Florida and has been called "the worst aquatic weed in the world" by experts. Heteranthera reniformis, Floating leaf mud plantain, has bright green glossy almost kidney-shaped leaves growing on sprawling stems with delicate light blue flowers during summer and early fall. This information is intended to help select native aquatic plant alternatives and avoid invasive plant species. Growing from 1-2' tall, the inflorescence of Canada rush branches from a single point on the stem from July ... Juncus effusus, Soft rush, is a striking perennial wetland plant that grows up to 3' tall in full sun to part shade. Purplestem Aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. Philydrum lanuginosum (Woolly Frogsmouth)Sharp and hairy sword-like green leaves. Similar to the northern NSW form, but the leaf lobes overlap at sinus. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August. Native aquatic plants can enhance the health of a lake, providing nursery cover for young fish, improving water quality, and stabilizes shorelines. Panicles of tiny 3-petalled pink to off-white flowers produced during the warmer months. Great for cool climate gardens. To best manage your pond vegetation, start by using the Identify a Plant section to correctly identify the plants in your pond, and then select the best management options to fit your needs for specific plants from the Manage a Plant section. We currently have over 35,000 sq. Fowl mannagrass provides food and shelter to a wide variety of aquatic wildlife. Soft pale yellow flowers 7 - 11" surround a rich yellow center standi... Spatterdock is a member of the native floating leaf aquatic community. Decorative musk sedge resembles miniature palm trees. Azolla filiculoides (Pacific Azolla)Medium green feathery foliage that resemble the foliage of ferns. Nymphoides crenata - Northern NSW (Crenated Water Fringe (Northern NSW)/Wavy Marshwort)A variation or form of the species Nymphoides crenata that is found in northern New South Wales. Easy to grow and will tolerate shade as well as full sun. Ceratopteris thalictroides (Water Sprite)Multi-branching bright green floating/submerged fern-like foliage. Wicklein’s Wholesale Wicklein’s Native Plants is a wholesale grower of native upland, aquatic and wetland restoration plants. The Mud Plantain's thick spade-shaped green leaves may be found above or below the water surface along pond margins, mud flats, and marshes. Tiny greenish flower spikes during the warmer months. Milfoils, watershields, bladderworts, and other submerged plants Key Characteristics These plants are differentiated into stems and leaves. This saves time, money, and the environment. Grows to a height of approximates 50cms. Together with Pygmy Perch and everything you need to create a native frog pond in our garden. In fact, Euell Gibbons called Cattails the "Superma... Typha latifolia, Broad Leaf Cattails, are one of the most important native wetland plants, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality and providing food for wildlife. The flowers of Hi... Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Pennywort, is a quick colonizer producing a nice thick mass of scalloped 2-inch leaves growing from running rhizomes in full sun to part shade. Native Aquatic and Wetland Plants. Eleocharis obtusa forms attractive lime green clumps 1' tall topped with a blunt dark brown seed head in mid... Eleocharis palustris, Creeping spikerush, is a perennial colonizer which forms a dense root mass along pond shores creeping out into 4-6" of water. Riverbank wild rye has... Elymus virginicus or Virginia wild rye is a versatile shade tolerant cool season grass which grows just over 3' tall and offers great perennial competition against Japanese stiltgrass. The aquatic plants may purify the water column but the topic is far from crystal clear regarding invasive aquatic plants that most don’t want clogging up shorelines, ruining swimming holes, tangling up propellers and tripping water skiers. Mat forming. in size. A large grower that can also adapt to tub water features. The attractive Wood reedgrass grows well in fertile moist soil with light shade or dappled sunlight. Yellow fringed flowers to the size of a 20cent coin (Australin currency). Rooted plants grow either entirely under the water, have floating leaves, or grow with stems above the water surface. Nelumbo nucifera 'Paleface' (Australian Native Lotus)Large beautiful white flowers tipped and edged with deep pink. The only moisture loving Andropogon glomeratus, bushy beard, is usually found growing in low lying marshes and swamps of the eastern coastal plain of the United States. Sprawling habit. Hydrocotyle verticillata (Shield Pennywort)Green circular to elliptic leaves with scalloped edges that resemble the leaves of Nasturtiums. Will sometimes continue to grow throughout the winter period if the temperatures aren't too low. Most ponds will develop an aquatic plant community over time. Potamogeton sulcatus (Floating Pondweed)Oval green floating emergent leaves during the warmer months and underwater semi-translucent long lanceolate leaves during other times. The recent popularity of water gardens has resulted in a number of nurseries supplying and even specializing in aquatic and wetland plants; however, few supply plants native to the northwestern U.S. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Also used in aquariums. Native pond plants are also far less likely to cause harm if they end up in the wild. Some native water plants you may have heard of are listed by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health for their aggressiveness, and are thus omitted from these lists. Do not remove plants from the wild. A native of Western Australia. Unfortunately, most of the plants sold under this name within Australia is actually the variegated form of the species and not Purple Mosaic. Baloskion tetraphyllum (Tassel Cordrush/Restio tetraphyllus)Green thread-like foliage emerging from erect stems covered with light brown sheaths across each node. Fairly inconspicuous fine textured attractive dark green leaves with maroon stems f... Heliopsis helianthoides, Ox-eye sunflower,  blooms with a multitude of seemingly never ending yellow daisy-like blossoms. When above the waterline, Water Mermaid exhibits leaves that resemble rosemary with serrated ed... Ranunculus flammula, Creeping Spearwort, is found in wet soils and is particularly common in moist forests, stream banks, and along the shores of rivers, ponds and lakes. It forms slender inflorescence in June whi... Caltha palustris, Marsh marigold, is one of the earliest blooming spring ephemerals in a wetland. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Mazus pumilio - White form (White Swamp Mazus)The white form this species. Glossostigma elatinoides (Glossostigma)Egg-shaped or wedge shaped green leaves on trailing stems. Looking straight down on the plant, leaves growing in ranks of three are visible. May be cold sensitive, hence not suitable for areas cooler than the temperate regions. Can Australian native water plants be combined with non-indigenous or … Other British … Tends to be evergreen for us. Fox sedge, is a tough versatile plant that lends itself well to most wetland restoration projects. Plant-like algae tend to lie on or just above the sediments. Many ponds have more than one type of aquatic plant, and care must be taken to … Myriophyllum papillosum (Water Milfoil)Green fine needle-like (or linear) leaves growing on creeping stems. Sometimes used in aquariums. Fringed sedge is named for its slender drooping seed heads that are present from June through July. We will identify the “good guys” and “bad guys” and make recommendations that help you with any plant problems while protecting the aquatic environment of your lake or pond. Native Water Plants A selection of Australian native pond plants and bog plants. Juncus ingens (Giant Rush)Tall greyish-green reed-like stemmed foliage. other native plants. The hardiest of the Justicia species, the Water willow grows 1-2' t... Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. The upright stems of Great blue lobelia produce a striking blue flower head which creates a wonderful ... Ludwigia palustris, Marsh Purslane, is a creeping aquatic perennial that grows along shorelines, in shallow water, and moist soils. Tiny red flowers during spring. Plug trays can be shipped via UPS. Oval shaped translucent jade green leaves with undulated (or wavy) margins on underwater branching stems. Grows in free-floating mats in still or slow-moving water. Often mistaken for the form called "Purple-Mosaic", but this one does not have the same amount of purple colouring on the leaves. [ More Info ]. Xerochrysum palustre / Bracteantha palustris (Swamp Everlasting/Swamp Paper Daisy)Beautiful golden yellow paper daisy flowers in early spring. Similar to the Victorian form, but the leaf sinus is open "V". Emergent plants include cattails, flowering rush and bulrushes. The free-floating plant, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), is a non-native invasive plant in Florida and has been called "the worst aquatic weed in the world" by experts. Tiny yellow fringed flowers during the warmer months. To near oval green leaves with white-green ball-like flower spikes produced during the warmer months cordata, Pickerelweed, aptly. Swamp goodenia ) a species of Duckweed that is between Lemna sp sedge of cooler climates... Pond will look lovely too toothed or forked ) leaves densely grown on upright stems my. 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