Alisma subcordatum         

AMERICAN WATER PLANTAIN

$18.50 /lb

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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. 

 

Companion crops: AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS, SHORTAWN FOXTAIL, WESTERN MANNAGRASS

water plantain field

Water Plantain when it has gone to seed.

water plantain field