North Fork Native Plants has experience growing many different wetland and riparian plant species for both custom projects and our speculative inventory. If you have custom needs not met by any of the plants below, please call us to inquire on our ability to grow your exact specifications. Below you will find the various combinations of sedges /rush and bulrush monocultures that make up the vast majority of our mat production. However, not all combinations are available speculatively on a year to year basis. Please see our Wetland Sod availability or call us for more information.

 

Field-testing consistently points to sedge and sedge/rush effectiveness for erosion control and fluctuating water level tolerance. These plants generally range from 6-18” in height with various green-colored stems and textures. All of these mixes are great cover and forage for many waterfowl species.
Mix Attributes Water Depth
     
Water Sedge
Beaked sedge
Common Spikerush


Carex aquatilis, Carex utriculata, Eleocharus palustris
  • One of our wetter wetland sod mixes
  • Tolerates long periods of inundation
  • Performs well on wide range of soils.
  • Aggressive rooting for great erosion control
6” to 10” of depth
     
Nebraska sedge
Beaked sedge
Arctic rush


Carex nebrascensis, Carex utriculata,
Juncus arcticus
  • Best all-around erosion control mix
  • Tolerates fluctuating hydrology at the water's edge
  • Performs well on a range of soil types
  • Provides persistent residual waterfowl nesting cover
  • Foliage: Mix of light to dark green stem shapes
  • Avg. stem height 24”
Moist soil to 6” deep
     
Nebraska sedge
Wooly sedge
Arctic rush


Carex nebrascensis, Carex pellita,
Juncus arcticus
  • Great erosion control
  • Tolerates fluctuating hydrology at the water's edge
  • Performs well on a range of soil types
  • Provides persistent residual cover for early nesting waterfowl
  • Foliage: Mix of light to dark green stem shapes
  • Avg. stem height 18"
Moist soil to 9" deep
     
Woolly sedge
Beaked Sedge
Arctic Rush

Carex pellita,
Carex utriculata,
Juncus arcticus

 

  • Great erosión control
  • Provides residual cover for nesting waterfowl
  • Tolerant of changing hydrology
  • Average stem height of 18”-24”
Moist soil to 9” deep
     
Woolly Sedge
Beaked Sedge
Common Spikerush


Carex pellita,
Carex utriculata,
Eleocharus palustris
  • Great erosion control
  • Tolerates long periods of inundation
  • Resistant to waterfowl pressure
  • Establishes fast
1” to 6” deep
     

 

Bulrush mats are grown in monocultures and provide an excellent barrier for dissipating wave energy and structure for a host of wetland-dependent wildlife. Mature plants have beautiful blue and green stems that will grow to heights of 18-48”. All of these mixes are great cover and forage for many waterfowl species.
Mix Attributes Water Depth
     
Hardstem bulrush

Schoenoplectus (Scirpus) acutus
  • Good off–shore barrier to wave activity
  • Tolerates long periods of inundation
  • Performs well across a range of soil pH and textures
  • Provides wetland dependent songbird nesting habitat
  • Foliage: densely growing, dark green cylindrical stems
  • Stem height: up to 48” tall
6” to 24+” deep
Will handle temporary drawdown once established.
     
Prairie Cordgrass

Spartina pectinata
  • Provides great shoreline cover
  • Establishes 6’-8’ tall
  • Great for wetlands where prolonged flooding doesn’t occur
  • Grows well on seasonally dry sites
  • Tolerant of periods of high water
Dry to moist soils
     
Panicled bulrush

Scirpus microcarpus
  • Good erosion protection
  • Waterfowl consumes seeds
  • Very attractive inflorescence provides aesthetic appeal
  • Foliage: densely growing, flat green blades
  • Avg. stem height 24”
Moist soil to 12” deep
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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