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Approximate mix weight 39 lb/acre with 107 native seeds/sq. ft.
58.9% Grasses/Sedges/Rushes; 41.1% Forbs


This mix is intended for application on newly constructed forested wetland sites where a low profile, water tolerant vegetative cover is desired. The mix is designed to provide “vegetative mulch” in woody seedling plantings and to limit seedling competition for sunlight from undesirable weeds. The mix contains species suited for sites ranging from partial to full shade.


Scientific NameCommon NamePercent of Mix Category
Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes  
Carex crinitaFringed Sedge2.34%
Carex frankiiFrank’s Sedge0.69%
Carex granularisMeadow Sedge1.37%
Carex grayiGray’s Sedge0.09%
Carex lupilinaHop Sedge0.44%
Carex luridaShallow Sedge0.48%
Carex muskingumensisMuskingum Sedge2.28%
Carex normalisLarger Straw Sedge2.12%
Carex shortianaShort’s Sedge0.98%
Cinna arundinaceaStout Wood Reedgrass2.07%
Elymus virginicusVirginia Wild Rye9.95%
Glyceria striataFowl Manna Grass5.67%
Juncus effususSoft Rush33.30%
Leersia oryzoidesRice Cut Grass7.05%
Scirpus cyperinusWoolgrass31.15%
Total 100.00%
Alisma subcordatumSubcordate Water Plantain6.82%
Bidens cernuaNodding Bur Marigold4.16%
Doellingeria umbellataFlat-Top White Aster2.58%
Eutrochium purpureumPurple Joe Pye Weed2.40%
Helenium autumnaleCommon Sneezeweed7.12%
Iris virginicaBlue Flag Iris0.28%
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal Flower5.54%
Lobelia siphiliticaGreat Blue Lobelia6.74%
Lycopus americanusAmerican Bugleweed3.41%
Mimulus ringensMonkey Flower22.59%
Penthorum sedoidesDitch-Stonecrop17.11%
Rudbeckia laciniataCut-Leaf Coneflower0.82%
Verbesina alternifoliaWingstem1.89%
Vernonia giganteaTall Ironweed1.36%
Veronicastrum virginicumCulver’s Root16.04%
Zizea aureaGolden Alexander1.16%
Total 100.00%
Temporary Cover Grasses  
Avena sativaSeed Oats100.00%
Total 100.00%

Midwestern Forested Wetland Understory Mix (WS1)

  • 1185
  • $160
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