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Rice Cut Grass Seeds

Leersia oryzoides

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers soil that is constantly moist and saturated, even growing in standing water. It also adapts to clay and sandy soil with adequate moisture. It will eventually spread by rhizomes and self-seeding. This plant makes an excellent choice for erosion control or wetland restoration, and provides forage and cover for birds and other wildlife. It also performs well in water gardens.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen. Strip the mature seed from the stem and store it in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Leersia oryzoides

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 64,300

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 48 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $5.40 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $8.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $18.40 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $73.60 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $276.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This native plant has a rough, sharp quality because of tiny barbs on the underside of each leaf; in addition to sticking to clothes or fur, these barbs can give painful scratches to exposed skin. The seeds resemble grains of rice, explaining the common name. A wetland plant, it most often thrives near streams or ponds or in marshy ground. The genus name “Leersia” honors Johann Daniel Leers, an 18th century German botanist. The species name “oryzoides” comes from the Latin word for “rice,” referring to the rice-like seeds.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant prefers soil that is constantly moist and saturated, even growing in standing water. It also adapts to clay and sandy soil with adequate moisture. It will eventually spread by rhizomes and self-seeding. This plant makes an excellent choice for erosion control or wetland restoration, and provides forage and cover for birds and other wildlife. It also performs well in water gardens.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen. Strip the mature seed from the stem and store it in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Leersia oryzoides

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 64,300

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 48 Inches

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