WHOLESALE WETLAND PLANT NURSERIES
Wetland plants are not only widely used in land reclamation and wetland projects for native birds, they are also an important part in providing bio filters and working with flood mitigation and erosion control in retarding basins and the like.
Not only do these plants help with erosion, they also oxygenate and help purify the water, great for fish and other aquatic species.
The choice for wetland plants broader landscaping, large scale land restoration and erosion control projects is usually a native Australian species. These tend to be more tolerant of Australian conditions and less likely to be invasive as some exotic species can be.
Three of the most important wetland plants in Australia are Eucalyptus camaldulensis, better known as the River Red Gum. Marsilea species or ‘Nardoo’, a fascinating plant that grows in water, however is also drought tolerant. Juncus species commonly called rushes, which are found in seasonal wetlands,
Typha species, also known as ‘Cumbungi’, very vigorous and useful in some applications.
Some species will grow in water, others are more suited to the constantly damp soils, while some are marginal and will cope with both conditions.
Some species are also suited to saline, or brackish water, others are fresh water plants only.
Ornamental species include both native and exotic species, grown more the the foliage and flower heads than for environmental reasons.
It is not only grasses that are suited for use as wetland plants, large trees such as the River Red Gum, thrive on seasonal inundation and form a vital part of the ecosystem.
List of Wetland plants with common names
- Alisma plantago-aquatica – Water Plantain
- Amphibromus nervosus – Swamp Wallaby Grass
- Bolboschoenus caldwellii – Sea Clubrush
- Carex appressa – Tall Sedge
- Carex fascicularis – Tassel Sedge
- Carex tereticaulis – Hollow Sedge
- Centipeda cunninghamii – Sneezeweed
- Crassula helmsii – Swamp Stonecrop
- Cyperus gunnii – Flecked Flat Sedge
- Cyperus lucidus – Leafy Flat Sedge
- Eleocharis acuta – Common Spikerush
- Eleocharis sphacelata – Tall Spikerush
- Ficinia nodosa – Knobby Clubrush
- Gratiola peruviana – Austral Brooklime
- Isolepis fluitans – Floating Clubrush
- Isolepis inundata – Swamp Clubrush
- Juncus bufonius – Toad Rush
- Juncus holoschoenus – Joint-leaf Rush
- Juncus kraussii – Sea Rush
- Juncus pallidus – Pale Rush
- Juncus pauciflorus – Loose-flower Rush
- Juncus planifolius – Broad-leaf Rush
- Juncus procerus – Tall Rush
- Juncus sarophus – Broom Rush
- Lomandra longifolia – Spiny-headed Matt-rush
- Marsilea drummondii – Common Nardoo
- Marsilea mutica – Smooth Nardoo
- Myriophyllum crispatum – Upright Milfoil
- Myriophyllum simulans – Amphibious Milfoil
- Myriophyllum variifolium – Milfoil
- Neopaxia australasica – White Purslane
- Persicaria decipiens – Slender Knotweed
- Philydrum lanuginosum – Woolly Waterlily
- Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum – Jersy Cudweed
- Poa labillardierie – Silver Tussock Grass
- Ranunculus inundatus – River Buttercup
- Ranunculus amphitrichus – Small River Buttercup
- Schoenoplectus pungens – Sharp Clubrush
- Schoenoplectus tabernae-montani – Lake Clubrush
- Triglochin procerum – Water Ribbons
- Villarsia reniformis – Running Marsh Flower
Wetland Plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
Native grasses, sedges, rushes, lilies, wetland plants, ornamental grasses and grass trees. Contract growing. Cells, tubes and pots. Contemporary water wise garden solutions and revegetation specialists. Unique garden decor, pots and original sculptures. Delivery available. www.plantsandlandscapes.com.au
AUSTRALIAN WETLANDS NURSERY
175 Cranebrook Rd
Cranebrook NSW 2749
P: (02) 4777 0111 F: (02) 4777 5380
Specialising in provenance seed collection and tube stock production for wetlands and riparian corridors.