INDU Great Marsh, Cowles Wetland Complex West
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At the western area of the Cowles Bog Wetland Complex at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, these 50 acres are actively being restored after cattail removal. The work is being done north of the NIPSCO berm, which was constructed in the early 1970's.

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Latin NameCommon NameMapStrataNative?
Acer rubrumred mapleYES
Boehmeria cylindricarough false nettleYES
Cardamine bulbosabulbous cressYES
Cephalanthus occidentalisbuttonbushYES
Crataegus  ?
Cyperus  ?
Decodon verticillatusswamp loosestrifeYES
Epilobium coloratumcinnamon willow herbYES
Epilobium leptophyllumfen willow herbYES
Epilobium x wisconsinenseWisconsin willow herbYES
Erechtites hieraciifolius var. hieraciifoliuspilewort, burnweed, white fireweedYES
Eupatorium maculatumspotted Joe Pye weedYES
Eupatorium perfoliatumcommon bonesetYES
Galium obtusumwild madderYES
Galium tinctoriumstiff bedstrawYES
Hypericum majussand St. John's wortYES
Impatiens capensisspotted touch-me-not; orange jewelweedYES
Lemna  ?
Lythrum salicariapurple loosestrifeNO [invasive]
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia creeperYES
Phragmites australiscommon reedNO [invasive]
Pilea fontanabog clearweedYES
Rumex britannicagreat water dockYES
Salix amygdaloidespeach-leaved willowYES
Scutellaria  ?
Solanum dulcamarabittersweet nightshadeNO [invasive]
Taraxacum officinalecommon dandelionNO
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescensmarsh shield fernYES
Toxicodendron vernixpoison sumacYES
Typha x glaucahybrid cattailNO [invasive]
Vitis ripariariverbank grapeYES
22 native4 unknown5 nonnative(4 invasive non-native)Species count : 31
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