Beckmannia syzigachne (American sloughgrass)

Cool season, robust annual or short-lived perennial that may develop short rhizomes. Commonly occurs on wet sites such as ponds, swamps, ditch banks, shallow marshes and sloughs. Prefers clay soils; tolerant of saline soils. Shallow-rooted and able to colonize denuded wetland soils, making it excellent for riparian reclamation. Seeds are eaten by migratory birds. Palatable and frequently used for hay or grazing.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 30-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.5-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 238,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None