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Fowl Mannagrass

Fowl Mannagrass (Glyceria striata)

Fowl Mannagrass
(Glyceria striata)


  • 2 to 3 feet


  • May to July


  • Native
  • Perennial
  • Grass


  • Full sun to shade

Soil moisture:

  • Medium to wet

Provides food for:

  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (seeds, caterpillars and other insects)


  • Fowl mannagrass is what’s called a bunch grass which means it forms clumps instead of a solid mat like the turf grass in your yard.
  • This is a cool season grass which means that most of its growth occurs during spring and early summer.
  • Deer resistant.

Native Range:

USDA range map for Fowl Mannagrass (Glyceria striata)
Map credit: USDA Plants Database