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 americanus
Sweet flag

Iris-like, aromatic leaves.

Alnus serrulata
Tag alder

Broad-leaved deciduous shrub with persistent seed cones.

Amelanchier arborea
Downy service-berry

A small tree or shrub with a narrow, round crown and white elongate petals at the branch tip.

Andropogon gerardii
Big bluestem

Native grass with variable color; inflorescence from bronze to gray blue, plant from red to brown and purple.

Andropogon virginicus
Broomsedge

Native grass, reddish stems and leaves, white feathery inflorescence.

Asclepias incarnata
Swamp milkweed

Attractive deep pink flowers, opposite leaves.

Borrichia frutescens
Sea ox-eye

High marsh herb, yellow flowers.  High salt tolerance.

Carex crinita
Fringed sedge

Tall, grass-like sedge with drooping seed heads.

Carex glaucescens
Southern waxy sedge

Grass-like sedge with bluish color and terminal spikes.

Carex lurida
Shallow sedge

Grass-like sedge forming large clumps.

Carex stricta
Tussock sedge

Grass-like sedge forming mounds or tussocks.

Carex vulpinoidea
Fox sedge

A bunch type sedge with small yellow-green leaves.

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Button bush

Shrub-tree, white globe-shaped flowers, red foliage and seed heads in fall.  High salt tolerance.

Chasmanthium latifolium
River oats

Grass with graceful arching panicle.

Cladium jamaicense
Saw grass

Very tall grass of fresh and brackish marshes, lower leaf margins with saw teeth, inflorescence with 3 to 4 spirally-arranged scales.  Low salt tolerance.

Cornus amomum
Silky dogwood

Spreading, deciduous shrub; inflorescence a cyme of small white flowers; blue fruits.

Distichlis spicata
Salt grass

High marsh habitat, grass-like.  High salt tolerance.

Dulichium arundinaceum
Three-way sedge

Conspicuously 3-sided sedge; also known as "mini bamboo".

Eleocharis obtusa
Blunt spikerush

Annual found in wet meadows, high wildlife value.

Eubotrys racemosus
Swamp doghobble

Tardily deciduous shrub with delicate bell shape flowers on racemes.

Eutrochium fistulosum
Joe-pye weed

Tall robust herb with large heads of small purple flowers.

Hibiscus coccineus
Scarlet rose mallow

Showy large red flower on large perennial plant.  Low salt tolerance.

Hibiscus moscheutos
Marsh hibiscus/Rose mallow

Showy red, white, or pink flowers; can tolerate dry periods.  Low salt tolerance.

Ilex verticillata
Winterberry

Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with brilliant red drupes persisting into midwinter.

Iris virginica
Southern blue flag

Iris with showy blue flowers.

Itea virginica
Virginia sweetspire

Shrub with white bell-shaped flowers in dense drooping racemes.

Juncus effusus
Soft rush

Grass-like rush with stiff stems, 3 to 4 feet tall, grows in clumps.

Kosteletzkya virginica
Marsh mallow

Tall woody perennial, showy pink flowers, tolerates dryer soils.

Lemna spp.
Duck weed

Tiny floating aquatic with good wildlife and water treatment value. Floats on surface of lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams.

Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal flower

Tall leafy herb, showy red flower spikes; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds.  Low salt tolerance.

Lobelia elongata
Blue lobelia

Similar to L. cardinalis but with blue flowers.

Nuphar advena
Spatterdock

Aquatic herb with round floating leaves and attractive yellow flowers.

Nyssa biflora
Swamp tupelo

Deciduous tree generally inhabiting wetlands with dark blue drupes and brilliant red early fall foliage. 

Orontium aquaticum
Golden club

Unique gold tipped flower on white stalk. Leaves are dark green and waxy.

Panicum rigidulum
Redtop panicgrass

Upright clump forming grass with attractive red seed heads and foliage in the late summer through fall. 

Peltandra virginica
Arrow arum

Aquatic herb, grows in 1 to 3 feet of water, large arrow-shaped leaves.  Low salt tolerance.

Persea borbonia
Swamp bay, Red bay

Aromatic evergreen shrub/small tree, shiny leaves, blue-black fruits.

Pontederia cordata
Pickerel weed

Robust, succulent herb with spikes of attractive purple flowers, lobed leaves.

Sagittaria latifolia
Duck potato

Similar to S. lancifolia, but with arrow shaped leaves.  Very low salt tolerance.

Saururus cernuus
Lizard's tail

Heart shaped leaves and interesting recumbent flower spikes.  Low salt tolerance.

Schoenoplectus americanus
Swordgrass

Rush of medium height with lateral clustered spikelets.  Low salt tolerance.

Schoenoplectus pungens
Common three square

Rush of medium height with lateral clustered spikelets.

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Soft stem bulrush

A tall rush with reddish spikelets in branched clusters.

Scirpus cyperinus
Woolgrass

Tall grass-like sedge with large fuzzy seed heads.

Sparganium americanum
American bur reed

Marsh plant surviving in up to 12" of water colonizing by rhizome.

Spartina alterniflora
Smooth cordgrass

Marsh plant surviving in up to 12" of water colonizing by rhizome.

Spartina patens
Salt meadow hay

High marsh grass, salt tolerant.

Taxodium ascendens
Pond cypress

A deciduous conifer with characteristic upright turning leaves. Brilliant orange color in late autumn.

Taxodium distichum
Bald cypress

Needle-leaved deciduous conifer, tolerates standing water or dry soil.

Typha angustifolia
Narrowleaf cattail

Tall grass with showy seed head; forms dense stands of long linear leaves, can tolerate 15 ppt salinity.

Typha latifolia
Broadleaf cattail

Similar to T. angustifolia, but with wider leaves, less salt tolerant (< .5 ppt).

Viburnum nudum
Possum haw viburnum

Showy tardily deciduous native shrub with blue black drupes persisting into midwinter.

 

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Wetland Mitigation Regulatory Overview

The Department of the Army regulatory program is one of the oldest in the Federal Government. Initially it served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Time, changing public needs, evolving policy, case law, and new statutory mandates have changed the complexion of the program, adding to its breadth, complexity, and authority.