Aquatic plants to avoid include:
Native to South America, has naturalized
worldwide escaping from water gardens and fish tanks.
This highly invasive plant has caused millions of dollars worth of damage in
many countries around the world.
Water thyme Hydrilla verticillata
Mosquito fern Azolla pinnata
Yerba mansa Anemopsis californica
Lush, fragrant, deep green
leaves and unique white flowers in spring. Dormant
during cold months, leaves turn shades of red.
Thrives in damp soils and is salt tolerant.
Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha
Attractive perennial herb.
Blooms Spring and Summer. Likes shade and can be
found at many plant nurseries.
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
Bright red flowers cluster on
3 to 5 ft stocks in mid Summer. Grows well in shady
damp places. Cardinal flower is a favorite
Floating Marsh Pennywort Hydrocotyle
Common Monkey Flower Mimulus guttatus
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