Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Rice Cut Grass, Rice Cutgrass

Rice Cut Grass, Rice Cutgrass

Leersia oryzoides

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to a range of soils including gravelly and sandy.  2 ½ – 5 feet height, blooms summer into fall, green flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes and often produces dense colonies.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region:  Scattered statewide

Cool season. Leaves are sharp-edged with fine saw-teeth which can cut bare skin.  Attracts birds and butterflies.


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