Black Swamp Wildflowers dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the natural heritage of Northwest Ohio

Wetland Restoration

Log of Activites 06-present

10/16/06 -
Construction of Wetlands with Bulldozer
11/06 handseeding wetlands with New England Aster, Ironweed, Rattlesnake Master, Wild Rye, Tall Coreopsis
handseeding wetlands with Blue-flag Iris, Cardinal Flower, Lobelia, False Dragonhead, Bottle Gentian
12/06 Roger Mullholand kindly smoothed spoil piles in preparation for seeding
12/06 handseeding on spoil piles with Indian Grass, Side-oats Grama, Little Bluestem, Big Bluestem, Switchgrass, Wild Rye, Lupinus succulentus and Lupinus texensis, Gray-headed Coneflower, Wild Bergamot, Black-eyed Susan
12/06 transplanted sedges from other wet areas on-site
4/07 planted Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata), Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), Bulrush (Scirpus sp.)



Personal Collection of Seeds


  • Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
  • Nodding Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)
  • Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
  • Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)


  • Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
  • Gray-headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)


Collection of Seeds



  • Cardinalflower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
  • Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
  • Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)



Plant plugs from Naturally Native Nursery:


Wildflowers, Bulrushes and Sedges

  • 6 Soft-stemmed Bulrush (Scirpus validus)
  • 5 Prairie Cordgras (Spartina pectinata)
  • 3 Blueflag Iris (Iris versicolor)


Plant plugs from Naturally Native Nursery:



  • 3 Cardinalflower (Lobelia cardinalis)


Plant plugs from Naturally Native Nursery:



  • 2 Great St. John's Wort (Hypericum pyramidatum)
  • 2 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia)
  • 3 Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

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