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.

Acorus calamus

Common Name:
Sweet Flag
Comments:
Iris-like, aromatic leaves Hydrology: up to 6" water Wetland Indicator Status: OBL Height: 1 - 4 '

Alnus serrulata

Common Name:
Tag Alder
Comments:
Broad-leaved deciduous shrub with persistent seed cones Hydrology: seasonally to regularly inundated Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+ Height: 12 - 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 & leaves, white feathery inflorescence. Hydrology: variable from dry fields to frequent inundation Wetland Indicator Status: FAC- Height: to 3'

Asclepias incarnata

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

Common Name:
Sea Ox-Eye
Comments:
High marsh herb, salt tolerant, yellow flowers Hydrology: above mean high tide Wetland Indicator Status: OBL Height: .5 - 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

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

Common Name:
Fringed Sedge
Comments:
Tall, grass-like sedge with drooping seed heads Hydrology: irregular to regular saturation Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+ Height: up to 2'

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

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. Hydrology: Wetland Indicator Status: OBL Height: 1-3 feet

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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

Common Name:
River Oats
Comments:
Grass with graceful arching panicle Hydrology: regular to irregular inundation Wetland Indicator Status: FAC- Height: 2 - 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

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:
Deer Tongue
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

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

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

Eleocharis quadrangulata

Common Name:
Spike Rush
Comments:
Unique-looking rush, distinctly 4-sided Hydrology: permanent inundation, marshy shores, pond edges Wetland Indicator Status: OBL Height: 2' to 4'

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

Common Name:
Soft rush
Comments:
Grass-like rush with stiff stems, 3 - 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

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 - 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

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

Orontium aquaticum

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

Common Name:
Arrow Arum
Comments:
Aquatic herb, grows in 1 - 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

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:
Big 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

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