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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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 Alternanthera sp.
Family: Amaranthaceae
Bloodleaf
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial. They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating.

The flowers of this plant are very insignificant, bearing small bracts on a single stalk. These are best cut off, to allow the plant to concentrate on itís foliage. An attractive border plant or groundcover. About 10cm high, 1m spread.

Although Alternanthera can usually only be found during the warmer months in nurseries, it can be grown all year round. Grows best in full sun and in good soil this plant will respond handsomely. Fertilizing should be done with a water soluble variety so as not to burn the foliage. Can be clipped occassionally to form a neat low edging.

Propagation can be done by dividing larger plants during the cooler months of the year.

Species and varieties:

Alternanthera dentata Ruby

Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera reinecki -aquarium plant

Alternanthera sessilis -aquarium plant

Alternanthera Snow Ball


 Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera reinecki 'Splendida'

Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sessilis
Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary

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Family: Ericaceae
Bog Rosemary
Origin: N. Europe, N. Asia and northern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

One of several broadleaf evergreen bog shrubs.

Distinguished from other bog shrubs by shape and bluegreen color of leaf.

Bog, often on floating mats of vegetation.

Cool, acidic soil (pH of 4.5-5)


 Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary

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Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary

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Anemopsis californica, Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail

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Family: Saururaceae
Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail
Origin: Southwestern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbFlood tolerant

Anemopsis californica is a spreading groundcover that has large, waxy, gray-green leaves that lay flat and form mats that from a distance look like a permanent pasture. In this species the inflorescence is conical and has five to ten large white bracts beneath it, so that along with the tiny white florets, the whole structure is quite striking when it blooms in spring.


 Anemopsis californica, Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail

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Aponogeton distachyos, Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth

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Family: Aponogetonaceae
Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Aponogeton distachyos is an aquatic plant growing from a tuberous rhizome. The flowers are produced on an erect spike with two branches; they are sweetly scented, with one or two white petal-like perianth segments, and six or more dark purple-brown stamens.

It is also used as an aquarium and pond plant.


 Aponogeton distachyos, Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth

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Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed

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Asclepias incarnata Cinderella
 Asclepias incarnata
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This pretty flower is an erect, clump-forming, Missouri native plant which is commonly found in swamps, river bottomlands and wet meadows throughout the State. It typically grows 3-4' tall on branching stems. Small, fragrant, pink to mauve flowers (1/4" wide), each with five reflexed petals and an elevated central crown, appear in tight clusters (umbels) at the stem ends in summer.

Flowers are followed by attractive seed pods (to 4" long) which split open when ripe releasing silky-haired seeds easily carried by the wind. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies as a nectar source. In addition, swamp milkweed is an important food source (albeit somewhat less important than upland species of Asclepias) for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies.

Genus name honors the Greek god Asklepios the god of medicine. Specific epithet means flesh-colored.

Easily grown in full sun. Tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation even though the species is native to swamps and wet meadows. Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring.

Sunny borders, stream/pond banks, butterfly gardens. A good plant for low spots or other moist areas in the landscape.

Stems exude a toxic milky sap when cut.


 Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed

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Great butterfly plant for both wet or dry locations! This pretty flower is an erect, clump-forming, Missouri native plant which is commonly found in swamps, river bottomlands and wet meadows. It grows to 3-4' tall on branching stems. Small, fragrant, pink to mauve flowers (1/4" wide) are followed by attractive seed pods (to 4" long) which split open when ripe releasing silky-haired seeds easily carried by the wind. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies as a nectar source. In addition, swamp milkweed is an important food source for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies. Easily grown in full sun. Tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation even though the species is native to swamps and wet meadows.
Use for sunny borders, stream/pond banks, butterfly gardens. A good plant for low spots or other moist areas in the landscape.

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