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Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin

A deep marsh plant community
A deep marsh plant community including broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) in the foreground and lotus (Nelumbo lutea) in the background. Also present are elodea (Elodea canadensis), coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), giant bur-reed (Sparganium eurycarpum), pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), wild rice (Zizania aquatica), curly pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), mosquito fern (Azolla mexicana), wild celery (Vallisneria americana), big duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza), lesser duckweed (Lemna minor), and watermeal (Wolffia columbiana). (Weaver Bottoms, Pool 5 of the Mississippi River, Wabasha County, Minnesota.)

By

Steve D. Eggers and Donald M. Reed

Second Edition


This resource is based on the following source:

Eggers, Steve D., and Donald M. Reed.  1997.  Wetland plants and communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District.  263pp.

This resource should be cited as:

Eggers, Steve D., and Donald M. Reed.  1997.  Wetland plants and communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/plants/mnplant/index.htm (Version 03SEP1998).


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Steve D. Eggers is a senior ecologist and certified professional wetland scientist with the Regulatory Branch of the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers. For the past 19 years he has worked with the Corps regulatory program under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act evaluating dredge and fill activities in lakes, rivers and wetlands. Mr. Eggers graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and has completed additional course-work in plant taxonomy at the University of Minnesota. He has photographed wetland flora and fauna from Minnesota's Red Lake Peatlands to the Florida Everglades.

Donald M. Reed is the chief biologist for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. He has been with the Commission for the past 25 years. Mr. Reed received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Geography from Carroll College in May 1972 and a Master of Science degree in Botany/Zoology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in May 1985. He is presently completing his studies in the doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. His areas of study include wetland plant ecology and soils, particularly those of calcareous fens. He is a recipient of the 1996 National Wetlands Award for Outstanding Wetlands Program Development awarded by the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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