During the summer, the apple snail's small pink eggs can be seen in clusters clinging to bulrush, maiden cane, pickerel weed
, duck weed and aquatic grasses.
It is also the time to luxuriate in the colorful wildflower bouquets of chicory, pearly everlasting, cow parsnip, boneset, campion, pickerel weed
, blue vervain, water lily, bull thistle, wood lily, meadow sweet, pokeweed, partridge pea, tansy, Indian pipes -- and one of the most beautiful of all -- purple loosestrife.
A perfect water-plant, with clear blue colour and elegant form, is the pickerel weed
Some native plants that love to have wet feet are buttonbush, pickerel weed
, blue flag iris, lizard's tail, jewelweed, mist flower, Joe Pye weed, turtlehead, pitcher plant, and swamp rose mallow.