Baltic Rush (Native)
Perennial, 1 – 3 ft. tall, rhizomatous, wetland, grass-like, nitrogen fixing plant, distributed throughout much of the US except in the southeast. The most common and widespread rush in the Intermountain and Great Basin areas. Grows in typical wetland habitats in standing water to seasonally dry places usually below 7,000 ft. elevation. Grows on a variety of soils ranging from silt and clay-loams to coarser sandy substrates. Tolerates moderate saline and alkaline conditions as well as some drought conditions. Usually considered poor to fair forage for livestock and good habitat for many species of wildlife. Valuable for restoration of wetland and riparian areas providing wildlife habitat, soil stabilization and plant diversity. Plant spring or fall 1/8 – ¼ inch deep. 6,000,000 seeds/lb.
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