Mesic Tallgrass Prairie Seed Mix (Mix E) Native Seed Specifications

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Common Name Scientific Name % of Mix  (Seeds/ft2) Seeds/ft2 Total lb / Acre
Grasses
Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii 7.32% 5.5 1.50 PLS lb
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula 3.51% 2.6 1.20 PLS lb
Prairie Brome Bromus kalmii 3.12% 2.4 0.80 PLS lb
Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis 2.54% 1.9 1.00 PLS lb
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 1.37% 1.0 0.20 PLS lb
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 8.78% 6.6 1.20 PLS lb
Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans 9.37% 7.1 1.60 PLS lb
Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis 0.78% 0.6 0.10 PLS lb
Sedges
Plains Oval Sedge Carex brevior 2.26% 1.7 0.16 PLS lb
Bicknell's Sedge Carex bicknellii 1.99% 1.5 0.24 PLS lb
Forbs
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum 3.51% 2.6 0.08 PLS lb
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 0.37% 0.3 0.16 PLS lb
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca 0.31% 0.2 0.16 PLS lb
Smooth Blue Aster Aster laevis 2.15% 1.6 0.08 PLS lb
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 1.29% 1.0 0.04 PLS lb
Canada Milk Vetch Astragalus canadensis 0.66% 0.5 0.08 PLS lb
White Wild Indigo Baptisia alba 0.07% 0.0 0.08 PLS lb
Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata 0.42% 0.3 0.32 PLS lb
Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris 0.82% 0.6 0.12 PLS lb
White Prairie Clover Dalea candidum 0.74% 0.6 0.08 PLS lb
Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea 1.40% 1.1 0.16 PLS lb
Showy Tick Trefoil Desmodium canadense 0.21% 0.2 0.08 PLS lb
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 0.77% 0.6 0.24 PLS lb
Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium 0.59% 0.4 0.16 PLS lb
Cream Gentian Gentiana flavida 5.46% 4.1 0.08 PLS lb
Ox-eye Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides 0.61% 0.5 0.20 PLS lb
Northern Blazingstar  Liatris scariosa 0.63% 0.5 0.12 PLS lb
Prairie Blazingstar Liatris pycnostachya 1.72% 1.3 0.32 PLS lb
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa 4.10% 3.1 0.12 PLS lb
Wild Quinine Parthenium integrifolium 0.55% 0.4 0.16 PLS lb
Foxglove Beardtongue  Penstemon digitalis 5.07% 3.8 0.08 PLS lb
Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 2.34% 1.8 0.16 PLS lb
Showy Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida 1.51% 1.1 0.10 PLS lb
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 7.18% 5.4 0.16 PLS lb
Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum 0.05% 0.0 0.16 PLS lb
Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida 1.60% 1.2 0.08 PLS lb
Purple Meadow Rue Thalictrum dasycarpum 0.21% 0.2 0.04 PLS lb
Blue Vervain Verbena hastata 5.44% 4.1 0.12 PLS lb
Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum 7.80% 5.9 0.02 PLS lb
Golden Alexanders Zizia aurea 1.29% 1.0 0.24 PLS lb
           
  % of Mix  (Seeds/ft2) Seeds/ft2 Total lb / Acre
Grasses 37% 27.7 7.6
Sedges & Rushes 4% 3.2 0.4
Forbs 59% 44.4 4.0
Grand Total 100% 75.3 12.0