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Beckmannia syzigachne

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Wetland Grasses

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Beckmannia syzigachne (American sloughgrass)
  • Beckmannia syzigachne (American sloughgrass)
  • Beckmannia syzigachne (American sloughgrass)
  • Beckmannia syzigachne (American sloughgrass)

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Description

Beckmannia syzigachne

Also known as:

American sloughgrass

,

western sloughgrass

,

caterpillar grass

,

slough grass

Scientific Synonyms:

Beckmannia eruciformis (L.) Host var. uniflora, Beckmannia eruciformis, Beckmannia syzigachne var. uniflora, Beckmannia eruciformis ssp. baicalensis, Beckmannia syzigachne ssp. Baicalensis

Description

Wetland indicator status OBL: almost always occur in wetlands.

Cultivation

Beckmannia syzigachne is useful in cool climate, wetland an riparian, restoration projects. It establishes quickly and makes for good erosion control. However, it is a short-lived species, that can be replaced by more permanent species in due time.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL
  • Threatened: MI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Beckmannia sloughgrass
Species Beckmannia syzigachne American sloughgrass