AMERICAN WATER PLANTAIN
TYPE: Perennial forb
HEIGHT: 3 feet
HABITAT: Shallow and deep marshes
SEEDING RATE: 15 lbs per acre with approximately
400,000 seeds per lb
STRATIFICATION: Requires 60 days of cold
A native emergent that is often used in wetland restorations. Waterfowl readily feed on the seeds and plants. Matures in 60 to 80 days.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here.) Best planted in fall. Drill 15 lbs per acre 3/8" deep or spin spread 15 to 20 lbs per acre. If spin spread, lightly harrow to cover seed. Either way, roll if possible. This crop can be flooded as it grows or if fall planted, flooded for the winter to sprout in the spring as water recedes.
Water Plantain when it has gone to seed.