Bog Garden Plant List – Sherman Library and Gardens

Bog Garden Plant List

Bog Garden Plant List

Bug-eating plants and their companions that grow in bogs (freshwater wetlands comprised of decomposing plant matter called ‘peat’) are featured in the Bog Garden.  American pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus flytraps lure unsuspecting prey to digest for sustenance, with lady’s-tresses orchid, Lobelia, and others alongside the carnivorous species.  

Baumea rubiginosa ‘Variegata’

Family Name: Cyperaceae
Common Name: Striped Rush

Canna 'Pretoria'

Family Name: Cannaceae
Common Name: Canna Lily

Dionaea muscipula

Family Name: Droseraceae
Common Name: Venus Flytrap


Drosera capensis

Family Name: Droseraceae
Common Name: Cape Sundew

Erica discolor

Family Name: Ericaceae
Common Name: Two-Colored Heath

Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea'

Family Name: Asteraceae
Common Name: Giant Ligularia

Sarracenia flava hybrid

Family Name: Sarraceniaceae
Common Name: Pitcher plant