General Landscape Uses:
Not recommended for general landscape use.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Somewhat weedy, often recruiting on its own. Use only with caution.
An annual grass.
Typically 3-6 feet in height. Much taller than broad.
Eastern North America and the West Indies.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
A wide variety of freshwater wetland ecosystems. It often recruits following disturbance.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer, acid to alkaline pH.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.