Prairie Seed Mix for Mesic-Wet Soils
This native seed mix is designed to restore mesic-wet prairies in the State of Illinois. A mesic-wet prairie is classified as a natural community dominated by herbaceous vegetation (grasses, sedges, flowers) with less than 30 large canopy trees per acre. Tree canopy cover is generally under 10% and shrub cover is generally less than 25%. The dominant environmental constraints to which the species are subjected are regular ground fire, drought stress, saturated soils, and occasional flooding. Mesic-wet prairies are most commonly found on somewhat poorly drained soils with gentle to flat slopes, in slightly depressed areas, areas with relitivly high ground water levels, and land positioned lower within a watershed.
- Prairie restorations in areas with moist to saturated soils under normal conditions that may either dry out and/or flood on occassion, with less than 10% tree canopy cover
- Sunny pond margins near the water's edge and within the "bounce zone"
- The bottom of "dry-bottom" detention basins designed to drain within 72 hours and located in sunny locations
- Sunny swale bottoms and ditches that maintain positive drainage (not swales with constant flow)
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IMPORTANT NOTE: We will make every effort to fill orders with our own in-house IL ecotype seed, however due to our small size and limited production capabilities, seed from trusted outside vendors may be utilized to fill your seed mix order and we cannot guarantee that it will be of IL ecotype. If you require all species to be of IL ecotype for your project, please visit our Custom Seed Mix page and submit your project requirements. Thank you.