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Beckmannia syzigachne, native

  • Cool season annual or short-lived perennial
  • Lower protein content in the leaves compared to upland grasses
  • Makes palatable, moderately nutritious but light hay
  • Early successional species in wetlands
  • Able to reseed itself easily
  • Very unique spikelet shape and arrangement
  • Also grows on upland sites with good soil and moisture conditions



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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Poor
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Soil PH Neutral to Acidic
Soil Type Medium to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 1,150,000
Canopy Mature Height 20-90 cm

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