WETLAND SPECIES GUIDE

Species Common Name Seeds/oz Height(in) Germination Tips
Carex aquatilis Aquatic Sedge 72015 8-32 24 hour soak followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside late fall in wet or moist soil.
Carex lanuginosa Woolly Sedge 14750 12-40 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/32 inch deep
Carex lenticularis Lens Sedge 68750 12-18 24 hour soak in cold water followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall in moist soil. Plant to 1/8 inch deep
Carex microptera Popcorn 52918 6-20 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/8 inch deep
Carex nebrascencis Nebraska Sedge 57018 10-30 30-60 day cool moist stratification followed by heat 32-38C. Or plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface needs light to germinate.
Carex praegracilis Meadow Sedge 113500 8-30 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant 1/8 inch deep
Carex simulata Slender Sedge 60722 6-20 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/8 inch deep
Carex utriculata Beaked Sedge 22500 12-40 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/32 inch deep
Eleocharis palustris Creeping Spikerush 38750 6-30 60 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. Germinates when soi lis warm. plant on soil surface. Needs light to germinate.
Juncus balticus Baltic Rush 500000 8-32 30-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface, needs light to germinate. Germinates at high temperatures.
Juncus confusus Colorado Rush 750000 6-24 soak 24 hrs then 60-120 days cool moist stratification.
Juncus ensifolius Dagger Leaf Rush 1500000 8-32 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/32 inch deep
Juncus gerardii Mud Rush 1500000 8-32 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/32 inch deep
Juncus longistylis Meadow Rush 1000000 10-24 soak in water for 24 hours then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall keeping moist. plant on soil surface or to 1/32 inch deep
Juncus mertensianus Mertens Rush 1500000 4-16 30-90 day cool moist stratification
Juncus tenuis Path Rush 1000000 6-24 24 hr soak in water followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface and lightly mist to work seed into soil.
Juncus torreyi Torreys Rush 768750 16-40 24 hour soak in cold water, then 60-90 day cool moist stratification or soak and plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface and keep moist.
Polygonum pensylvanicum Giant Smartweed 6526 12-48 Scarify then cool moist stratification for 45-90 days, or plant outside in the fall. Plant to 1/8-1/4 inch deep.
Sagittaria cuneata Wedgeleaf Duck Potato 61000 8-24 120 day cold moist stratification or plant outside in fall. plant on soil surface or to 1/16 inch deep
Scirpus acutus Hardstem Bulrush 25169 40-120 scarify then 24 hour soak in water followed by 60 day cool moist stratification or scarify and plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface
Scirpus americanus Olneys Threesquare Bulrush 18750 8-40 60-90 day cool moist stratification
Scirpus fluviatilis River Bulrush 6750 12-60 24-48 hour soak followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside fall to early winter. Plant to 1/16 inch deep
Scirpus maritimus Alkali Bulrush 14375 18-48 24 hr soak in water followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or soak and plant outside in the fall or winter. plant to 1/8 inch deep.
Scirpus microcarpus Small Fruited Bulrush 445537 30-48 60 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. sodium hypochlorate may enhance germination
Scirpus pungens Three Square Bulrush 13500 10-30 24 hr soak in water followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification or soak and plant outside in the fall or winter. plant to 1/8 inch deep.
Scirpus validus Soft Stem Bulrush 34375 40-80 scarify then 24 hour soak in water followed by 60-90 day cool moist stratification. plant on soil surface. Or plant outside in the fall in moist soil.
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cordgrass 11437 40-80 14 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in spring before last frost
Triglochin maritima Arrowgrass 29312 8-36 60-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. plant to 1/8 inch deep
Veratrum tenuipetalum False Hellebore 8512 24-80 30-90 day cool moist stratification or plant outside in the fall. plant on soil surface or to 1/16 inch deep