(click on links to see a photo of the species)




Rooted Emergent Plants:

Arrowhead (Sagittaria spp.) Native

Blue Flag Iris (Iris missouriensis) Native

Blue Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) Native east U.S.

Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliate) Native

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinales) Native

Cattail (Typha Spp.) smaller non-native species best for backyard ponds

Creeping Water Primrose (Ludwigia spp.) Native

Frogbit (Hydrocharis spp.) Native/Non-native

Golden Club (Orontium aquaticum) Native

Horsetail (Equisetum spp.) Native

Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) Native

Lizard's Tail (Eriiophyllum staechadifolium) Native

Mare's Tail (Hippuris vulgaris) Native

Marsh Marigold (Caltha leptosepala) Native

Pondweed (Potamogeton natans) Some native species

Sweet Flag (Acornus calamus) Non-native

Sweet Rush (Scripus species) Native

Water/Bog Calla (Calla pallustris) Native

Water Cress (Rorippa species) Native

Water Clover (Marsilea species) Native

Water Forget-me-not (Myostis spp.) Non-native

Water-lilies (various spp.) Native/Non-native

Water Mint (Menta spp.) Non-native

Water Pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) Native South America

Water Plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) Native

Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) Native

Water Smartweed (Polygonum spp.) Native/Non-native


Free Floating Plants:

Duckweed (Lemna minor) Native

Fairy Weed/Water Fern (Azolla filiculoides.) Native

Water Hyacinth* (Eichhornia crassipes) Native South America *use this plant only in first year pond for shading surface and not thereafter. Dispose of in a manner that assures it cannot escape into the wild


Underwater Plants:

Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) Native

Hornwort (Ceraatophyllum demersum) Native

Ribbon Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulta). Native

Water Purslane (Didiplis diandra) Native

Water Bulrush (Scirpus spp.) Native/Non-native

Waterweed/Goldfish Plant (Elodea canadensis) Native

Azalea (Rhododendron spp) Native/Non-native

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa) Native

Bog Sage (Salvia uligonosa) Non-native

California Rhododendron (R. macrophvilum)

California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica) Native

Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) Native

Dogwood (Cornus spp.) Native/Non-native

Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) Native

Farewell to Spring (Clarkia spp.) Native

Feather Grass (Stipa spp.) Native/Non-native

Fiber Optics Grass (Scripus cernus) Native

Five-finger Fern (Adiantum pedatum) Native

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Non-native

(wild) Ginger (Asarum caudatum) Native

Goat's Beard (Aruncus vulgaris) Native

Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovate) Native

Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea) Native

Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina) Native

Leopard/Tiger Lily (Lilium pardalinum) Native

Lupine (Lupinus spp.) Native

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) Native

Penstemon (Native/Non-native species)

Pt. Reyes Checkerbloom (Sidalcea calycosa ssp. rhizomata) Native coastal California

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) Native (shade)

Rush (Juncus spp.) Native/Non-native

Stream Sedge (Carex nudata) Native

Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus)


Solomon's Seal (Smilacina spp.) Native

Spirea (Spiraea douglasii) Native

Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantean) Native

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Native

Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) Native

Spirea (Spiraea douglasii) Native

Trillium (Trillium albidum) Native

Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) Native Tree

Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri) Non-native

Western Dog Violet (Viola adunca) Native

Wild Onion (Allium unifolium) Native




Plants in bold type above are pictured in the web pages of Bigsnest Pond: http://www.bigsnestpond.net/

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*Native=native to North America

Kathy Biggs OK to copy with credit lines as above