Special Collections

NCBG - Native Aquatic Garden

All of the aquatic plants in our water gardens are native to the southeastern United States. This collection includes elegant American white water lilies, Nymphaea odorata, and American lotus-lilies, Nelumbo lutea, as well as emergent plants like heartleaf pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, and many others. Be sure to visit with the bullfrog tadpoles, goldfish, and koi that live here.

Last Update: 2018-10-30

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
AZCA Azolla caroliniana Carolina Mosquitofern Annual Forb/herb detail
BRSC Brasenia schreberi Purple Wen-dock Perennial Forb/herb detail
EQHYA2 Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine Tall Scouring-rush 2-5 ft. detail
IRFU Iris fulva Copper Iris Perennial Forb/herb detail
IRVI Iris virginica Southern Blue Flag Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
LOCA2 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
METR3 Menyanthes trifoliata Buckbean Perennial Forb/herb detail
NELU Nelumbo lutea American Lotus Perennial Forb/herb to 3 ft. above water surface detail
NUSA2 Nuphar sagittifolia Narrowleaf Pond-lily detail
NYOD Nymphaea odorata American White Water-lily Perennial Forb/herb detail
PLCO2 Plantago cordata Heartleaf Plantain Perennial Forb/herb detail
POOP Pogonia ophioglossoides Rose Pogonia Perennial Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
POCO14 Pontederia cordata Heartleaf Pickerelweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SAFA5 Sagittaria fasciculata Bunched Arrowhead Perennial Forb/herb detail
TADI2 Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
THDE Thalia dealbata Powdery Alligator-flag Perennial Forb/herb detail
ZIAQ Zizania aquatica Northern Wild-rice Annual Graminoid detail