Marsh Seedbox (Palustris)

The Marsh Seedbox (Palustris) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Marsh Seedbox (Palustris) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate.

The Marsh Seedbox (Palustris) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by sprigs. It has a rapid ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -34°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Stoloniferous
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 0.2
Vegetative Spread Rapid
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Sprigs
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -34
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–8.5 pH
Precipitation Range 25–25 inches/yr
Planting Density 4800–10000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 130 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA