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Leersia oryzoides

Rice cut grass

Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. The leaves of Rice cut grass form a very rough minutely toothed edge that makes it unpalatable to many herbivore mammals. The inflorescence of Rice cut grass is a somewhat loose, open array of hair like branches bearing single rows of small spikelets. Habitats include marshes, sandy areas, gravel seeps, swamps, prairie type swales, low-lying areas along rivers and ponds, and stormwater drainage ditches including degraded wetlands. Seeds provide excellent food source for waterfowl.

  • »  Attracts birds and butterflies
  • »  Significant wildlife cover
  • »  Rough foliage - not for bare legs

Additional Information
Color Green
Detailed Description for Leersia

Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. The leaves of Rice cut grass form a very rough minutely toothed edge that makes it unpalatable to many herbivore mammals. The inflorescence of Rice cut grass is a somewhat loose, open array of hair like branches bearing single rows of small spikelets. Habitats include marshes, sandy areas, gravel seeps, swamps, prairie type swales, low-lying areas along rivers and ponds, and stormwater drainage ditches including degraded wetlands. Seeds provide excellent food source for waterfowl.