Glyceria occidentalis (Western mannagrass)

Cool season, tall, native perennial sod-former occurring in shallow water or wet soils. Found in freshwater marshes and wet prairies. Grows rapidly. Use in habitat restoration, streambank erosion control and detention ponds that are wet year round. Valuable cover and food waterfowl, muskrats and small mammals.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Sod forming

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Low

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: 

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 196,000

Seeding Rate: 6-8 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall 

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None