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What to plant in wetlands

What to plant in wetlands

Updated 20 August 2014 11:41am

The different areas of a wetland offer different conditions to the plants that grow there. Some plants like their roots to be wet all of the time, while others prefer the slighlty drier areas. To help you figure out what to plant where in wetlands, we've described three general zones and grouped the plants that are likely to do well in them. The plants that will do well in saltwater wetlands will be different than at freshwater sites, though some can tolerate both.


Zones for planting in wetlands

Zone 1: Moist soils = Flood infrequently

Zone 2:  Wet soils = Temporary flooding

Zone 3:  Water margin = Standing water