More About Leersia oryzoides
- Forms a clump of alternately arranged, dull green leaves branching from upright stems
- Leaf margins are sharply serrated with downward-facing barbs that can cause serious cuts
- Spikelets of flowers are yellowish-green and often form on one side of the upright stem
- Flowers and seed heads are 9 to 23 cm long
- Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Native to Ontario and most of North America.
Rice Cut Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in a moist to wet soil, in full sun, however, it will tolerate most soil conditions and some shade. Naturally found near streams and ponds, this grass will freely self-seed and spread by rhizomes. Good choice for shore stabilization.
Leersia oryzoides Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesRoadside planting