Wetland Seed Mix for Saturated Soils
This native seed mix is designed to restore open wetlands in the State of Illinois. A wetland is classified as a natural community dominated by herbaceous vegetation (grasses, sedges, flowers) with less than 30 large canopy trees per acre and up to 50% coverage by open water. 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, frequently saturated soils, and frequent flooding. Wetlands are most commonly found on poorly drained soils with flat slopes, in moderately depressed areas, areas with high ground water levels, and land positioned lower within a watershed.
- Wetland restorations in areas with saturated soils or shallow water levels (up to 2" deep) under normal conditions that may flood on occassion, which have less than 10% tree canopy cover
- Sunny pond margins at the water's edge
- Slightly depressed areas within the bottom of "dry-bottom" detention basins in sunny locations and designed to drain within 72 hours
- Sunny swale bottoms and ditches with saturated soils or shallow water, including swales with very slow constant water flow
- Sunny rain gardens or other low areas that do not dry out
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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.