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