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Foxtail – Water


Water Foxtail is a low-growing aquatic perennial grass that stands between 1 and 2 feet tall and can usually be found growing in locations exposed to full sun.  It will tolerate standing in shallow water for short periods of time.  The grass is green, with a tinge of blue, and matures earlier in the season than many other grasses.

This species has been debated on if it is a US Native or not. USDA Native Plant Database designates this species as introduced: USDA Plants Database

The broadcast rate for seeding is 10 – 12.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 5 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 35 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 190 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 2,185 square feet.

1 Pound $18.00

Covers approximately 8,710 square feet.

SKU SF0190 Category
Scientific Name

Alopecurus geniculatus






Introduced species



Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)


Light Requirement

Full Sun

Bloom Season


Product Type

Wetland Plant

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