Eleocharis palustris

CREEPING SPIKERUSH

$89.50 /lb

TYPE:

Perennial rush

HEIGHT:

12 - 24 inches

HABITAT:

Ponds, wet meadows, ditches, lake shores

WETLAND STATUS:

OBL

SEEDING RATE:

6-8 lbs per acre with approximately 800,000 seeds per lb

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.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Best planted in the fall since the seed requires 60 days of cold/moist stratification.