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Grasses for Wet Sites

Finding plants that tolerate the occasional soaking-or a short period of standing water-can be tricky. But there are several ornamental grass varieties that are up to the challenge.


  Extreme weather events appear to be the new normal, with many storms producing heavy downpours that can cause erosion or leave standing water in low areas. Although drought has been the focus for California and much of central U. S. recently, wet sites can be just as challenging, hosting conditions of too much moisture that can reduce or eliminate soil air and oxygen, both of which are essential for root survival and growth. Dealing with rain events that leave several inches of water in a brief period of time requires close attention to how water moves - or not - on a given site.
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