Beckmannia syzigachne

Beckmannia syzigachne

American sloughgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Beckmannia eruciformis, Beckmannia eruciformis ssp. baicalensis, Beckmannia eruciformis var. uniflora, Beckmannia syz

Cool season, coarse, robust annual or short-lived perennial that may develop short rhizomes. Occurs on wet sites such as around ponds, swamps and ditch banks. Excellent for riparian reclamation.

Varieties: 

Developed for use as an erosion control plant in seasonally wet areas such as ditches, banks or pond shorelines. Behaves as a short-lived perennial (4 to 5 years) and is suited to wetland restoration projects throughout the western United States. (Released 1983, source of ecotype: Gold Stream valley, AK)

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
30 
in. - Wetland
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
7.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,150,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes