Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials, Aquatic
Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, these bog or aquatic plants will succeed in water or in rich, well-irrigated soil. They look like clumps or tufts of iris but are related to calla (Zantedeschia). Flowers are inconspicuous. Use in damp borders, at pool edges, or in shallow water.Acorus calamus
Sword-shaped leaves in an upright clump about 2 ft. wide. Foliage is delightfully fragrant when bruised, as are the thick rhizomes. Plants die back in winter but return in spring. The popular variety ‘Variegatus’ has showy white-bordered leaves.
Fans of 6–12-in., narrow, semievergreen leaves 1 1/2 in. wide rise from the ends of slowly creeping rhizomes that eventually form large clumps.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...