A source of nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees.
habitat Flood plains, swamps, and alluvial
characteristicsA flowering species; grows to 5’ tall; blooms from
July to September; light purple flowers.
A beautiful component of wetlands.
habitat Flood plains, swamps, bogs, stream banks, and wet
characteristics A hardy flowering species; grows to 5’ tall; blooms
from July to October; persistent white flowers
Native Herbaceous Perennial
GERANIUM Great low growing flowering
native for Shadyareas. INDICATOR
STATUSNI HABITATFound at woods' edges
and clearings and moist roadsides. CHARACTERISTICSA low growing woodland native growing to about 12" tall. Colonizes by thick
rhizomes forming tidy masses of attractive deeply cut leaves with showy pink to lavender blossoms
in the Spring.
Provides winter food for waterfowl, muskrats, and deer.
indicator status OBL
habitat Wet woods, swamps, and bogs; pH 4.0-8.0.
characteristics A cool season bunch grass that spreads by short rhizomes; grows to 4’ tall; 4”
minimum root depth; shade tolerant; low drought tolerance; no salt tolerance; blooms from June to
September; foliage has a reddish tint.