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Native Wetland Plants

Glyceria striata

Fowl mannagrass

More About Fowl mannagrass

  • Rapid rhizomatous spread

Glyceria striata, Fowl mannagrass, can be found in marshes, wet banks, damp woods, and occasionally in shallow water.  Fowl mannagrass provides food and shelter to a wide variety of aquatic wildlife.  Glyceria striata is an unassuming widespread green native perennial grass growing 2–3' tall in full sun to part shade.  This drought tolerant rapid spreader may be used in storm water basins and areas in need of soil stabilization.

Bloom Color

Green

Glyceria striata Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Cool Season Grass
Marginal
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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