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Stormwater Management

We grow the largest selection of native stormwater pond plant species in North Carolina. We focus on the species specified in State SDM/BMP Manuals. Our pond plants come in a variety of container sizes that meet industry requirements and are easy to handle on-site. Send us your project plan sheets – we’ll provide customized availability and price lists.

Planting requirements for stormwater ponds are designed to keep areas from flooding, protect against erosion, and filter sediment that may wash in during rain events. The DEQ Stormwater Manual provides developers with a list of plant species, but this is not an exhaustive list. We grow many different native wetland species, and can recommend plants to meet all levels of inundation.

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Acer negundo (Box elder) seeds "Acer negundo Mulde 0370 Annabell Hormann korina.info x" by botanischervereinsachsen-anhalt is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Box elder
Andropogon glomeratus 4 inch pot at Mellow Marsh
Bushy beardgrass
Asclepias incarnata "Swamp milkweed' in bloom
Swamp milkweed
Carex cherokeensis plugs
Cherokee sedge
Carex crinita "Fringed sedge"
Fringed sedge
Carex grayi "Gray's sedge"
Gray's sedge
Carex intumescens "Bladder sedge"
Bladder sedge
Carex lurida "Shallow sedge"
Shallow sedge
Carex stricta "Tussock sedge/Upright sedge"
Tussock sedge
Chasmanthium laxum (Slender wood oats) 4 inch pots at Mellow Marsh Farm
Slender woodoats
Chelone glabra "White turtlehead" in bloom
White turtlehead
Coleataenia rigidulum "Redtop panicgrass"
Redtop panicgrass
Dulichium arundinaceum "Three-way sedge"
Three-way sedge
Eleocharis obtusa "Spike rush"
Blunt spikerush
Eryngium aquaticum blooming
Marsh rattlesnakemaster
"Eutrochium dubium (Willd. ex Poir.) E.E. Lamont" by Mark T. Strong and Carol L. Kelloff is marked with CC0 1.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/?ref=openverse
Coastal plain joe-pye weed
Eutrochium fistulosum "Trumpetweed/Joe-pye weed" in bloom
Trumpetweed/Joe-pye weed
Gaillardia pulchella "Indian blanket" in bloom
Indian blanket
Hibiscus coccineus "Scarlet rose mallow" in bloom
Scarlet rose mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos "Rose mallow" in bloom
Marsh hibiscus/Rose mallow
Hypericum densiflorum "Bushy St. Johnswort"
Bushy St. Johnswort
Ilex decidua "Possum haw"
Possum haw
Iris virginica "Southern blue flag" in bloom
Southern blue flag
Itea virginica "Virginia sweetspire"
Virginia sweetspire
"Juncus coriaceus left Juncus effusus right ncwetlands KG" by ncwetlands.org is marked with CC0 1.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/?ref=openverse
Leathery rush
Lemna spp. "Duck weed"
Duck weed
"File:Leucothoe axillaris3.jpg" by KENPEI is marked with CC BY-SA 3.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/?ref=openverse
Coastal doghobble
Liatris spicata "Blazing star" in bloom
Blazing star
Lobelia cardinalis "Cardinal flower" in bloom
Cardinal flower
Lobelia elongata "Blue lobelia" in bloom
Blue lobelia
Lyonia lucida "Fetterbush" in bloom
Fetterbush
Magnolia virginiana "Sweetbay magnolia"
Sweetbay magnolia
Seeds
MMF seed mixes
Seeds
MMF seed mixes
Seeds
MMF seed mixes
Monarda fistulosa "Wild bergamot" in bloom
Wild bergamot
Nelumbo lutea "American lotus" bloom
American lotus
Nuphar advena "Spatterdock" in bloom
Spatterdock
Nymphaea odorata "American white waterlily" in bloom
American white waterlily
Nyssa aquatica1-gallon pots at Mellow Marsh
Water tupelo
Nyssa biflora 15-gallon leaves at Mellow Marsh with beautiful fall color
Swamp tupelo
Packera aurea "Golden groundsel" in bloom
Golden groundsel
Panicum virgatum "Switchgrass"
Switchgrass
Pontederia cordata "Pickerel weed" in bloom
Pickerel weed
"Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak" by Virens (Latin for greening) is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Swamp white oak
"Quercus lyrata" by Bruce Kirchoff is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Overcup oak
"Quercus michauxii" by Bruce Kirchoff is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Swamp chestnut oak
Quercus nigra "Water oak" acorns
Water oak
"Quercus pagoda" by Bruce Kirchoff is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Cherrybark oak
Orange/red fall colour of Quercus phellos "Willow oak" leaves at Mellow Marsh
Willow oak
Ratibida columnifera "Prairie coneflower" in bloom
Prairie coneflower
Rhynchospora colorata "White topped sedge" in bloom
White topped sedge
Rosa palustris "Swamp rose"
Swamp rose
Rudbeckia fulgida "Orange coneflower" in bloom
Orange coneflower
Sabatia kennedyana "Plymouth rose" in bloom
Plymouth rose-gentian
"Black Willow - Salix nigra, Manassas Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Black willow
Silky willow
Saururus cernuus "Lizard's tail"
Lizard's tail
Schoenoplectus pungens "Common three square"
Common three square
Solidago sempervirens "Seaside goldenrod"
Seaside goldenrod
Sparganium americanum
American bur reed
"Spartina alterniflora" by USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation is marked with CC PDM 1.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/?ref=openverse
Smooth cordgrass
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Salt meadow hay
Styrax americanus flower
American snowbell
Taxodium ascendens "Pond cypress"
Pond cypress
"Taxodium distichum 'Cody's Feathers'" by F. D. Richards is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/?ref=openverse
Bald cypress
"Purple-topped Grass - Tridens flavus, Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Purpletop tridens
"Eastern Gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Eastern gamagrass
"Ulmus americana" by Matt Lavin is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/?ref=openverse
American elm
"Heidelbeere (Vaccinium corymbosum)" by blumenbiene is marked with CC BY 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse
Highbush blueberry
Verbena hastata "Blue vervain" in bloom
Blue vervain
Viburnum nudum "Possum haw viburnum"
Possum haw viburnum