Texas Native Plant Pictures ( Aquatic & Bog )

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native) Yellow Waterlily, ( Nymphaea mexicana ) Found and photagraphed at the
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, see plant files http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/32211/index.html

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native Texas Bog Plant ) Lizard's Tail, ( Saururus cernuus ) Perennial plant
blooms April-August, up to 36 inches tall. For more info,
See the plant files; http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/627/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Fanwort, Washington Grass, Fish Grass (Cabomba caroliniana - Synonym: Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana), Cabombaceae Family, perennial, blooms May to September

Cabomba caroliniana is common aquatic perennial found in the southeastern United States as well as some parts of South America. It occurs from Texas to Florida, north to New England (where it can be found in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire) and west to Kansas. It is also present in Oregon and Washington. It grows so aggressively in some regons that it has been declared a noxious, invasive weed.

For more information see its PlantFiles entry:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1260/index.html

The small blooms are very noticeable. Look closely to see the oyygen bubbles it produces.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

American White Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata), texas native, perennial

See its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54624/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Southern Swamp Lily, American Crinum (Crinum americanum), Amaryllidaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms late spring through summer

Even though it looks like it might be a lily, it is not a true lily because the flower parts are attached above the ovary rather than below, as in a true lily. It spreads by underground stolons and self-seeds. It is found along streambanks and in marshes. It grows in full sun to shade, but blooms better in full sun. It makes a great bog plant.

For more information see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/57736/

This plant is growing in a bog environment at my favorite nursery.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Southern Swamp Lily, American Crinum (Crinum americanum), Amaryllidaceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms late spring through summer

A closer view of the blooms ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

( Native ) Pennywort, ( Hydrocotyle umbellata ) Lovely ware plant, can be invasive in some cases. Found at Veterans Park.
See plant files, http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1247/index.html

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Shrubby Water Primrose, Mexican Primrose Willow (Ludwigia octovalvis), Onagraceae Family, Texas native, perennial, blooms July through November, bog plant

Cross-referenced in Texas Gardening: Texas Native Plant Pictures by color ( Yellow )

It grows in wet soils or the mud of ditches, fields and rice fields, as well as the edges of marshes, ponds and streams. The plants are often found in large colonies and may reseed prolifically. The 1 5/8 to 2 inch, bright yellow, 4-petaled, 4-sepaled, stalked blooms appear from July through November from the upper leaf axils. The fruit are long, slender, erect, cylindrical, 4-sided, several ribbed pods that are up to 2 inches long. They are quite lovely and are often used in flower arrangements. The shrubby water primerose is a host plant for the water-primrose hornworm moth and is a favorite of swamp dragonflies.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62774/index.html

A view of the base of a plant growing along a drainage ditch in Bexar County ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Shrubby Water Primrose, Mexican Primrose Willow (Ludwigia octovalvis)

A beautiful bloom which is close to 2 inches wide ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Shrubby Water Primrose, Mexican Primrose Willow (Ludwigia octovalvis)

A view of the sepals after the bloom has fallen which are just starting to turn to a maroon color ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Shrubby Water Primrose, Mexican Primrose Willow (Ludwigia octovalvis)

A view of the sepals which have turned marron as seen from the back ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Palm (Cyperus involucratus), Cyperaceae Family, naturalized, perennial, blooms all year

Altough this plant is perfect for ponds and bogs, it grows in theregular landscape as well and does not require as much water as may be sugested in its description. With less water. it does not grow as tall. I love this plant because it gives a tropical feeling to the landscape area in which it growing. It will die back after a hard freeze, but returns quickly in the spring. It is suitable for growing in containers.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2532/index.html

The blooms ... although described as inconspicuos because the individual bloom is so small, the bloom clusters add interest to the plant.

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Yerba Mansa, Swamproot, Lizard Tail (Anemopsis californica), Saururaceae Family, native, perennial, blooms March through September, bog or wetlands plant

This perennial herb's blooms start out white and then develop reddish pink spots as it matures. The leaves are large, waxy, dull gray-green that lay flat and form mats. They have great veining. It is commonly called "lizard tail" because of the long runners that it produces in the spring. It can be found in marshes, creeksides, and other highly moist areas.

An infusion made from the aromatic roots is used by native Americans of the southwest as a general pain reliever and a treatment for colds, stomach ulcers, and chest congestion.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFilesL
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/59447/index.html

A view of the bloom ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Yerba Mansa, Swamproot, Lizard Tail (Anemopsis californica)

A view of a leaf ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale), Equisetaceaenative Family, perennial, evergreen, has no blooms, wetlands. can be invasive

A great plant for ponds and bogs. It reproduces by spores and spreads by underground rhyzomes. It is found on moist hillsides and peripheries of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds swamps, floodplains and ditches. It is a living relic from an age millions of years before the dinosaurs existed. All of its relatives have gone extinct except for this genus with a couple dozen species. The evergreen stems are noticeable in winter and can providinig interest in the landscape. Stems have a high silica content and were used by early Americans for polishing pots and pans. It is still harvested commercially in northern Mexico for polishing fine furniture.

For more information, see its entry in the PlantFiles:
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/58186/index.html

A close-up view of the Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush (Equisetum hyemale) maturing strobilus ...

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

A close-up view of the Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush nodes showing the distinctive and reduced scale-like leaves ...

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