Fowl manna grass

A taller grass with seed heads that are burgundy with distinctive white “stripes”.

Fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)

A taller grass with seed heads that are green to burgundy with white stripes. The stripes are actually a papery edging around each of the lemmas (part of the chaff). The stalks tend to lean over from the weight of the seeds. Fowl manna grass does well in moist and wet soils, in low spots and along water edges. Colonial.

Life Cycle: perennial, warm season
Sun Exposure: part shade – sun
Fruiting Period: July – September
Height: 1 – 4 ft
Soil: moist – wet