market-farming Pond Plants

Jeffery Blake echoecho at
Thu Aug 30 00:41:07 EDT 2001

Its against the law to plant purple loosestrife in many states.  I know it
is in Iowa.

I would argue that planting a noxious weed like loosestrife is very,. very

> Cattails are also edible and ornamental, and they naturalize nicely.
> Horsetail, iris, joe-pye weed, boneset, horseradish, elderberries, and
> rampion are other plants that prefer damp feet.  If you're doing pond
> plantings don't neglect Purple Loosestrife.

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