Leersia oryzoides - Rice Cut Grass

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Leersia Oryzoides - Rice Cut Grass For Sale Affordable Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

Leersia oryzoides - Rice Cut Grass, is a perennial grass that gets its common name from the sharp leaf blades that can cut through paper. The plant has a mature height of 2 feet to 4 feet and maintains an upright habit. The culms, or stems, are yellow-green to light green, have an oval shape, and are hollow. The leaf blades start at the base and alternate along the length of the culm. The medium green leaves themselves are 10 inches long and ½ inch wide and edged in a rough texture that resembles sharp, serrated teeth. At the top of each culm is a loose branch of flowers, or panicle, that is 4 to 10 inches in length and 3 to 6 inches across. This free, open array spikelet has florets along only one side of the branch. The grass has green blooms in late summer to early fall and is cross-pollinated by the wind. Rice Cut Grass is native to southern Canada and the northern United States, USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.

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Prefers wet soil and full sun but is highly adaptable. Rice Cut Grass can grow in full sun to full shade and in highly saturated water to shallow water. The plant is found in marshes, sandy soil, gravel soil, swamps, and low-lying storm drainage areas. It has also shown tolerance to drought. The first spread of the plant is through rhizomes underground, but it also propagates through seed spread. In areas of disturbed wetland, Leersia oryzoides can spread aggressively. The adaptive nature of this plant make is excellent control of erosion and bioremediation. The fibrous roots make this an excellent ground cover to keep out non-native species, mainly when grown en masse. The plants themselves create a habitat for a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, fish, and amphibians by providing nesting areas, food, and cover from predators. The plant's deer and geese resistant and sharp leaf blades detract human interference in wetland restoration.

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Rice Cut Grass 

The  Leersia Oryzoides grass, more commonly known as the Rice Cut Grass, is a perennial grass plant native to several areas throughout the world. Though this grass most widely found throughout the Midwestern United States, populations of the Leersia Oryzoides can also be found growing in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. The Rice Cut Grass grows primarily in a wet environment such as marsh banks and on the borders of swamps. It can also be founded on the sides of rivers, lakes, and assorted other wetland areas. 


 Maximum heights of the Rice Cut Grass range between 2 feet and 4 feet tall. When the grass fully grew with the leaves reaching lengths of up to 10 inches in size. The leaves are distinctively bright green colors with long deep vasculature and short hairs surrounding the plant. Culms of the Rice Cut Grass are frequently shaped like in an ellipse and are hollow with a greenish-yellow hue and covered in the same short hairs as the leaves. These culms house colorful panicles at their tip ranging between 4 and 10 inches long with a maximum diameter of 6 inches across. 


 The Rice Cut Grass frequently used for restoring wetlands to help support local habits and ecosystems.

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