Tag: flowering rush

Butomus Umbellatus, Flowering Rush,

Butomus Umbellatus (Flowering Rush) Also known more commonly by its name ‘Flowering Rush’, this plant is one of the most striking perennial marginal plants. With its rich, narrow green leaves and umbels of many pink flowers which cluster on top of its 90 cm long stems during the summer months of July and August, its […]

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Ten Must Have Pond Plants

 Ten Must Have Pond Plants   You can just imagine the fun I had trying to choose the top ten must have plants for your pond! The first thing I had to do was to just concentrate on pond plants (true aquatics) rather than the whole concept of water gardening, bog-gardens, moist pond surrounds borders […]

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Iris Pseudacorus

Iris Pseudacorus Probably the most widespread marginal plant in the world, the vigorous Iris Pseudacorus, or more commonly known as Flag Iris, is also native to Europe, Western Asia and North-East Africa.  Over the years it has become an invasive intruder to much of North America,but  despite this, the native species and two cultivars (Iris […]

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Native Aquatic Plants of Britain

Native Aquatic Plants of Britain One of the things we have plenty of and contribute to our rich green isles, is rainfall.  Plenty of rainfall means plenty of wet habitats for our wildlife forming lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, bogs, marshes and woodland swamps.  Wherever you find fresh water, you will also find plants.  This aquatic […]

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Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants

Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants When we think of water gardens and ponds, we imagine a picture of nature, made up of reflections, fish, wildlife and plants.  The plants we visualize are usually of Rushes and Water lilies and pond weeds that look attractive under the water.  These plants not only look attractive and bring […]

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