Plants And Flowers That Grow Well In A Lot Of Water - Knowledgebase Question

Owosso, MI
Question by dawn_wyckoff
March 17, 2001
I live in a low area were our yard holds a large amount of water in the spring, early summer or when it rains a lot. I would like to know what seeds I can start that will grow well in a lot of water.

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2001


Most plant roots need oxygen to survive or they will rot, so if the ground is continually wet I'd suggest bog or marsh plants. Some possibilities include many different iris, Japanese iris, Louisiana iris, Siberian iris, yellow flag, swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), sweet woodruff, monkshood, baneberry, swamp milkweed, false spiraea, marsh marigold, sedges, horsetails, and Chrysanthemum serotinum.

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