Leersia oryzoides, PA Ecotype
Rice Cutgrass, PA Ecotype

A very rhizomatous warm season grass; creates a natural sediment trap; not recommended for use in residential settings as the vegetation can cause cuts to the skin (which gives the species its common name); provides food for ducks and habitat for invertebrates.

General Product Information:

Item Number: LEEORY01
Species Type: Native
Product Categories:
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Habitat: Marshes, bogs, wet meadows.
Bloom Period: Late July to October
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 14 in
pH: 5.1 – 8.8

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: OBL
Midwest: OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Low
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 498,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 5.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy



Price: $129.60/lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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