Wetland Mitigation

Mellow Marsh Farm propagates native plant material specifically targeting Wetland Mitigation. We are a unique source for regulatory compliant plant material:

• We grow over 200 wetland plant species native to the Southeast.
• Our plants are grown from seed that we collect within 200 miles of our nursery.
• Our catalog lists the Wetland Rating from the National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) for each species we grow.
• Our staff includes a plant ecologist with extensive jurisdictional delineation and permitting experience.

Alnus serrulata

Wetland Plants
Common Name:
Tag alder
Comments:
Broad-leaved deciduous shrub with persistent seed cones.
Hydrology: seasonally to regularly inundated.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 12' to 20'.

Amelanchier arborea

Common Name:
Downy service-berry
Comments:
A small tree or shrub with a narrow, round crown and white elongate petals at the branch tip.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACU.
Height: up to 10 meters tall.

Andropogon gerardii

Common Name:
Big bluestem
Comments:
Native grass, with variable color: inflorescence from bronze to gray blue, plant from red to brown and purple.
Hydrology: upland to infrequent inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FAC.
Height: 2.5' to 5'.

Andropogon virginicus

Common Name:
Broomsedge
Comments:
Native grass, reddish stems and leaves, white feathery inflorescence.
Hydrology: variable from dry fields to frequent inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACU.
Height: to 3'.

Asclepias incarnata

Native Perennials
Common Name:
Swamp milkweed
Comments:
Attractive deep pink flowers, opposite leaves.
Hydrology: irregular to regular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 4'.

Borrichia frutescens

Native Plants
Common Name:
Sea ox-eye
Comments:
High marsh herb, salt tolerant, yellow flowers.
Hydrology: above mean high tide.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: .5' to 4'

Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name:
Sideoats grama
Comments:
Fine leaved, sod-forming native grass with oat like seeds.
Hydrology: dry soils, drought tolerant.
Height: 12".

Canna flaccida

Wetland Plants
Common Name:
Yellow canna
Comments:
Large yellow flowers appearing above broad, light green leaves.
Hydrology: seasonal to regular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 4' to 5'.

Carex crinita

Storm Water Plants
Common Name:
Fringed sedge
Comments:
Tall, grass-like sedge with drooping seed heads.
Hydrology: irregular to regular saturation.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 2'.

Carex glaucescens

Carex glaucescens
Common Name:
Southern waxy sedge
Comments:
Grass-like sedge with bluish color and terminal spikes.
Hydrology: seasonal to continuous inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 2' to 4'.

Carex stricta

Native Plants
Common Name:
Tussock sedge
Comments:
Grass-like sedge forming mounds or tussocks.
Hydrology: intermittent or permanent inundation, up to 6" deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 3.5'.

Carex vulpinoides

Common Name:
Fox sedge
Comments:
A bunch type sedge with small yellow-green leaves.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 1 to 3 feet.

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Storm Water Management
Common Name:
Button bush
Comments:
Shrub-tree, white globe-shaped flowers, red foliage and seed heads in fall.
Hydrology: intermittent to permanent inundation, up to 3' deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 12'.
Applications:
Stream restoration, Erosion control, Stormwater ponds, Live stakes, Native flowering shrub, Showy native shrub, Pollinator habitat

Chasmanthium latifolium

Native Grasses
Common Name:
River oats
Comments:
Grass with graceful arching panicle.
Hydrology: regular to irregular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACU.
Height: 2' to 2.5'.

Cladium jamaicense

Common Name:
Saw grass
Comments:
Very tall grass of fresh and brackish marshes, lower leaf margins with saw teeth, inflorescence with 3 to 4 spirally-arranged scales.
Hydrology: regular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 9'.

Cornus amomum

Native Shrub
Common Name:
Silky dogwood
Comments:
Spreading, deciduous shrub; inflorescence a cyme of small white flowers; blue fruits.
Hydrology: seasonal to regular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: 4' to 10'.
Applications:
Stream restoration, Erosion control, Stormwater ponds, Live stakes, Native flowering shrub, Pollinator habitat

Dichanthelium clandestinum

Common Name:
Deertongue
Comments:
Rhizomatous perennial grass.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Applications:
Stormwater ponds

Distichlis spicata

Common Name:
Salt grass
Comments:
High marsh habitat, grass-like, tolerates high salinity.
Hydrology: above mean high tide.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: up to 16".

Dulichium arundinaceum

Dulichium arundinaceum
Common Name:
Three-way sedge
Comments:
Conspicuously 3-sided sedge; also known as "mini bamboo".
Hydrology: regular to permanent inundation; edges of bogs, marshes, ponds, streams.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 1.5' to 3'.

Eleocharis obtusa

Native Grasses
Common Name:
Blunt spikerush
Comments:
Annual found in wet meadows, high wildlife value.
Hydrology: regular to semi-permanent flooding.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: .5' to 2'.

Eleocharis quadrangulata

Native Perennials
Common Name:
Square-stem spikerush
Comments:
Unique-looking rush, distinctly 4-sided.
Hydrology: permanent inundation, marshy shores, pond edges.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 2' to 4'.

Iris virginica

Iris virginica
Common Name:
Southern blue flag
Comments:
Iris with showy blue flowers.
Hydrology: regularly or permanently up to 6" deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 4'.

Juncus coriaceus

Common Name:
Leathery rush
Comments:
Spreading tufted perennial rush.
Hydrology: infrequent to regular inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: 1' to 2'.

Juncus effusus

Stream Restoration
Common Name:
Soft rush
Comments:
Grass-like rush with stiff stems, 3 to 4 feet tall, grows in clumps.
Hydrology: inundation up to 1'; prefers a dry down period.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: up to 3.5'.
Applications:
Water quality, Wetland mitigation, BMPs, Stormwater ponds, Constructed wetlands, Swales, Littoral shelf, Shallow water, Shallow land, Erosion control, Native tough perennial

Juncus roemerianus

Common Name:
Black needle rush
Comments:
Similar to J. effusus but found in brackish marshes.
Hydrology: above mean high tide, fresh to brackish.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 4'.

Kosteletskya virginica

Native Plants
Common Name:
Marsh mallow
Comments:
Tall woody perennial, showy pink flowers, tolerates dryer soils.
Hydrology: above mean high to spring tide.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 2' to 4'.

Leersia oryzoides

Common Name:
Rice cutgrass
Comments:
Tall grass resembling rice.
Hydrology: tidal to irregular inundation, tolerates some drought.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 2' to 6'.

Lobelia cardinalis

Wetland Mitigation
Common Name:
Cardinal flower
Comments:
Tall leafy herb, showy red flower spikes; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds.
Hydrology: moist soils to regular or permanent inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: up to 4'.

Orontium aquaticum

Native Plants
Common Name:
Golden club
Comments:
Unique gold tipped flower on white stalk. Leaves are dark green and waxy.
Hydrology: permanent inundation or wet soil.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: 8" to 2'.

Peltandra virginica

Wetland Mitigation
Common Name:
Arrow arum
Comments:
Aquatic herb, grows in 1 to 3 feet of water, large arrow-shaped leaves.
Hydrology: regular to permanent inundation up to 1' deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 2'.
Applications:
Water quality, Wetland mitigation, BMPs, Stormwater ponds, Constructed wetlands, Littoral shelf, Shallow water, Pollinator habitat, Native flowering perennial

Persea borbonia

Common Name:
Swamp bay, Red bay
Comments:
Aromatic evergreen shrub/small tree, shiny leaves, blue-black fruits.
Hydrology: relatively dry to seasonal inundation.
Wetland Indicator Status: FACW.
Height: up to 40'.

Pontederia cordata

Native Plants
Common Name:
Pickerel weed
Comments:
Robust, succulent herb with spikes of attractive purple flowers, lobed leaves.
Hydrology: regular to permanent inundation up to 1' deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 4'.
Applications:
Water quality, Wetland mitigation, BMPs, Stormwater ponds, Constructed wetlands, Littoral shelf, Shallow water, Pollinator habitat, Native flowering perennial

Spartina alterniflora

Common Name:
Smooth cordgrass
Comments:
Salt tolerant grass of the marsh intertidal zone.
Hydrology: intertidal zone.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 7'.

Spartina cynosuroides

Common Name:
Giant cordgrass
Comments:
Very tall robust marsh grass.
Hydrology: irregular inundation, salt tolerant.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 9'.

Spartina patens

Common Name:
Salt meadow hay
Comments:
High marsh grass, salt tolerant.
Hydrology: near and above mean high tide.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 3'.

Typha angustifolia

Erosion Control
Common Name:
Narrowleaf cattail
Comments:
Tall grass with showy seed head; forms dense stands of long linear leaves, can tolerate 15 ppt salinity.
Hydrology: irregular to permanent inundation up to 1' deep.
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.
Height: up to 10'.

Typha latifolia

Common Name:
Broadleaf cattail
Comments:
Similar to T. angustifolia, but with wider leaves, less salt tolerant (< .5 ppt).
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL.