Beckmannia syzigachne

sloughgrass - Beckmannia syzigachne
sloughgrass - Beckmannia syzigachne
sloughgrass - Beckmannia syzigachne

ORDER A PRINT ✔

characteristics

Coarse, erect, thick-stemmed; grows in tufts. Large pale-green leaves are flat and stiff. Seedheads emerge from within a rolled leaf. Densely packed seeds, stacked like plates along the top of the stalk. Seems no where to be found then suddenly appears. Can be abundant.

Classified as a perennial but behaves more like an annual, rarely showing up in the same place year after year. In fact, this grass moves around a lot.

238,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container, does not transplant.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW 0.9 B S F-M M-W ••• - 5.5-7.5 green-pale yellow-pale white (cream)

habitat

Ditches, moist to wet areas, sloughs, lakeshores, standing water.

uses

Seed can be ground into flour; used as cereal.
Seeds are a favourite food of rodents.

Comments

  • No comments yet.

Leave your comments

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 100 characters
common > name = have on site
T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity