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Most plants languish and eventually die when planted in soils that remain wet and soggy for more than a few weeks at a time. Those that can tolerate wet areas for longer periods are identified with this symbol. The descriptions tell which of these can also tolerate normal and dry conditions.

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Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  Acorus gramineus Japanese sweet flag
  Arundo donax giant reed
  Carex pendula drooping sedge
  Cymbopogon citratus lemongrass
  Cyperus involucratus umbrella sedge
  Cyperus papyrus papyrus
  Miscanthus floridulus giant miscanthus
  Panicum virgatum switchgrass
  Setaria palmifolia palm grass
  Spartina bakeri sand cordgrass
  Tripsacum dactyloides gamma grass

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Palms and Palmlike Plants
  Acoelorrhaphe wrightii paurotis palm
  Copernicia prunifera carnauba wax palm
  Hyophorbe verschaffeltii spindle palm
  Neodypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi (syn.)
  Rhapidophyllum hystrix needle palm
  Sabal mexicana Texas palm

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Perennial Plants
  Alocasia macrorrhiza giant taro
  Angelica archangelica angelica
  Canna flaccida Golden canna
  Canna X generalis canna
  Centella asiatica gotu kola
  Colocasia esculenta taro
  Dionaea muscipula Venus flytrap
  Elettaria cardamomum cardamom
  Equisetum hyemale horsetail
  Eupatorium fistulosum Joe Pye weed
  Helianthus angustifolius narrow-leaved sunflower
  Hemerocallis fulva orange daylily
  Hibiscus coccineus scarlet hibiscus
  Hibiscus grandiflorus giant rose mallow
  Hibiscus laevis halberdleaf marshmallow
  Hibiscus moscheutos swamp mallow
  Houttuynia cordata houttuynia
  Iris Louisiana hybrids Louisiana iris
  Iris pseudacorus yellow flag
  Liatris spicata dense gayfeather
  Lobelia cardinalis cardinal flower
  Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife
  Musa x paradisiaca banana
  Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern
  Osmunda regalis royal fern
  Physostegia virginiana obedient plant
  Ranunculus ficaria lesser celandine
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican petunia
  Sarracenia spp. eastern North American pitcherplants
  Schoenoplectus californicus California bulrush
  Symphytum officinale comfrey
  Tradescantia Andersoniana Group spiderwort
  Typha latifolia cattail
  Zantedeschia aethiopica calla lily
  Zingiber zerumbet pinecone ginger

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Shrubs
  Agarista populifolia pipestem
  Cephalanthus occidentalis buttonbush
  Clethra alnifolia sweet pepperbush
  Conocarpus erectus var.sericeus silver buttonwood
  Cyrilla racemiflora titi
  Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' Burford's holly
  Ilex decidua possumhaw
  Ilex glabra gallberry
  Ilex verticillata common winterberry
  Ilex vomitoria yaupon
  Illicium floridanum Florida anise
  Illicium parviflorum yellow anise
  Itea virginica sweetspire
  Lyonia lucida fetterbush
  Myrica cerifera southern bayberry
  Pachystachys lutea lollipop plant
  Pandanus utilius screw pine
  Rhododendron canescens pinxter azalea
  Vaccinium elliottii mayberry
  Vaccinium myrsinites shiny blueberry
  Viburnum obovatum Walter's viburnum
  Zenobia pulverulenta honeycups

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Trees
  Acer rubrum red maple
  Aesculus flava yellow buckeye
  Alnus glutinosa black alder
  Betula nigra river birch
  Callistemon viminalis weeping bottlebrush
  Catalpa bignonioides southern catalpa
  Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa
  Celtis laevigata sugarberry
  Dirca palustris leatherwood
  Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust
  Gordonia lasianthus loblolly bay
  Halesia spp. Carolina silverbells
  Ilex cassine Dahoon holly
  Ilex myrtifolia myrtleleaf holly
  Larix laricina tamarack
  Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum
  Magnolia grandiflora southern magnolia
  Magnolia virginiana sweetbay
  Melaleuca quinquenervia melaleuca
  Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood
  Nyssa sylvatica blackgum
  Oxydendrum arboreum sourwood
  Pachira aquatica water chestnut
  Pinus elliottii slash pine
  Platanus occidentalis sycamore
  Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood
  Quercus bicolor swamp white oak
  Quercus nigra water oak
  Quercus nuttallii nuttall oak
  Quercus palustris pin oak
  Quercus phellos willow oak
  Salix babylonica weeping willow
  Salix nigra black willow
  Sisyrinchium angustifolium blue-eyed grass
  Taxodium ascendens pond cypress
  Taxodium distichum bald-cypress
  Thuja occidentalis eastern white cedar
  Tilia americana American basswood
  Viburnum nudum possomhaw

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Aquatic Plants
  Juncus effusus soft rush
  Orontium aquaticum golden club
  Pontederia cordata pickerelweed



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