Common Name: Ricegrass
Other Common Names:
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Sandy, dry soils
Zones (See US Zone map):
Germination: Sow in fall or winter on north facing area (where it will
get plenty of cold). Will sporadically germinate for 1-5 years. Sow
seed 1/2-1" deep in fall or winter for spring germination.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
hymenoides Used for food by the native Indians out west,
especially when the maize crops failed. Used like wild rice, even though
it is not a true rice. It could also be ground and used as a flour to make
bread. The plant is very ornamental. It is naturally found in hot
dry soils out west. The seedheads can reach a height of almost a meter.
Great in dried flower arrangements. Xeric plant, meaning it is an
extremely drought tolerant plant. Wild birds love to eat the seeds of this
plant. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is especially fond of the flavor
of this natural grass.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.