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Leersia oryzoides

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.

Zone:

4

Height:

80-125 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing