Basic Wetland Basin Mix (WP5)

$835.00/acre ♦ $115.00 per 1/10 acre
Approximate mix weight 60 lb/acre with 157 native seeds/sq. ft.
61.9% Grasses/Sedges/Rushes; 38.1% Forbs

This mix is intended for sites where soil conditions are unstable and hydrologic conditions fluctuate irregularly. The mix is designed for application in sites with a high disturbance regime such as urban wetlands and detention basins that draw down frequently. This mix contains a large percentage of salt-tolerant, native species adapted to irregular water fluctuations associated with urban stormwater runoff. This mix contains a large percentage of ‘non-conservative’ native species and is designed to act as the first wave of vegetation on disturbed sites or where budgetary constraints may apply.

Scientific Name Common Name Percent of Mix Category
Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
Carex lurida Shallow Sedge 0.31%
Carex stipata Stalk Grain Sedge 0.80%
Carex tribuloides Blunt Broom Sedge 2.74%
Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge 5.23%
Eleocharis palustris Creeping Spike Rush 13.42%
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye 1.61%
Juncus torreyi Torrey’s Rush 12.29%
Leersia oryzoides Rice Cut Grass 6.08%
Panicum virgatum Switch Grass 1.34%
Schoenoplectus acutus Hard-Stem Bulrush 0.84%
Schoenoplectus pungens
Chairmaker’s Rush 1.48%
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem Bulrush 3.25%
Scirpus atrovirens Dark Green Rush 6.47%
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass 40.24%
Scirpus pendulus Drooping Bulrush 3.36%
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cord Grass 3.36%
Total 100.00%
Forbs
Alisma subcordatum Subcordate Water Plantain 25.04%
Asclepias incarnata Marsh Milkweed 0.19%
Bidens cernua Nodding Bur Marigold 1.53%
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Boneset 2.62%
Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed 5.23%
Hibiscus moscheutos Marsh Rose Mallow 5.44%
Ludwigia alternifolia Bushy Seedbox 12.57%
Lycopus americanus American Bugleweed 2.51%
Mimulus ringens Alleghany Monkey Flower 14.74%
Penthorum sedoides Ditch-Stonecrop 12.53%
Verbena hastata Blue Vervain 17.18%
Zizea aurea Golden Alexander 0.43%
Total 100.00%
Temporary Cover Grasses
Avena sativa Seed Oats 36.11%
Lolium multiflorum
Annual Rye 63.89%
Total 100.00%