Wetland Plant; submerged in fresh water OR heavily saturated soil:

Which category best describes the type of plant you’re about to identify?

Reed {Poales}; tall, grass-like plant with smooth leaves (“foamy” when squeezed) 

California Bulrush {Schoenoplectus californicus}  (cylindrical leaves), Cattails {Typhus sp.} (flattened leaves, brown “spike” on top)

Caution:  Do NOT confuse

Watercress {Nasturtium officinale}


Spotted Water Hemlock {Cicuta maculata}

Wild Celery  {Apium graveolens}


Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13, 11-3-13, 10-17-14

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