TYPE: Perennial rush
HEIGHT: 12 - 24 inches
HABITAT: Ponds, wet meadows, ditches, lake shores
SEEDING RATE: 6-8 lbs per acre with approximately
800,000 seeds per lb
STRATIFICATION: Requires 60 days of cold
A native rush that provides good nesting cover for waterfowl. The shoots are eaten by geese while the seeds are eaten by ducks. It grows well in both flooded and saturated areas. A mainstay of the western marsh; it readily spreads. It holds onto to its seed for a long period of time.