National Wetland Plant List

This National Wetland Plant List represents a national effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to. The NWPL (and the information implied by its wetland plant species status ratings) is used extensively in wetland delineation, wetland restoration and research, and the development of compensatory mitigation goals, as well as in providing general botanical information about wetland plants. The NWPL covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific islands that are considered to be territories of the U.S. The wetland plant data are organized into ten regions that coincide with Corps wetland delineation regions. To learn more, visit National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241.)


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abies amabilis Cascade fir, Lovely fir, Pacific silver fir, White fir Perennial Tree Shade Moist
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abies fraseri Fraser fir, She-balsam Perennial Tree Shade
Abies grandis Giant fir, Grand fir Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Abies lasiocarpa Subalpine fir Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Abies procera Noble fir Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acalypha gracilens Slender threeseed mercury Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acalypha rhomboidea Common threeseed mercury, Virginia threeseed mercury Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acalypha virginica Virginia threeseed mercury Annual Herb Part-shade
Acanthocereus tetragonus Triangle Cactus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Chaco Perennial Cactus/Succulent Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer circinatum Oregon vine maple, Vine maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple Perennial Tree Sun
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Uvalde bigtooth maple, Southwestern bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Sabinal maple, Western sugar maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf maple, Big-leaf maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer negundo Box elder, Box elder maple, Ash-leaved maple, Ashleaf maple, Red River maple, Fresno de guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acer nigrum Black maple Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple, Moosewood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharinum Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, Northern sugar maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Acer spicatum Mountain maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade Moist
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Indian Millet, Sandgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Achnatherum richardsonii Richardson's needlegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Achyrachaena mollis Blow wives Annual Herb
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Perennial Herb Sun
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Everglades palm Perennial Tree Sun
Aconitum columbianum Columbian monkshood Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Aconitum delphiniifolium Larkspurleaf monkshood, Larkspur-leaf monkshood, Northern monkshood Perennial Herb Part-shade
Aconitum uncinatum Southern blue monkshood, Monkshood Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Acorus americanus Sweetflag Perennial Herb Sun
Actaea pachypoda White baneberry, Dolls eyes Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Actaea podocarpa Mountain bugbane Perennial Shade, Part-shade
Actaea rubra Red baneberry Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Adiantum pedatum Northern maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern Perennial