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Species has a wide tolerance for inundation (Max: 20”/Min: moist soil).
Seeds are eaten by waterfowl. Serves as a major food source for purplish
copper butterfly. Also provides cover for waterfowl and fish.
Used in lower shoreline zones. Wave tolerant.
Up to 3 feet
Perennial emergent herb
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Moderate to high
Flowering Color and Time
Red to pink
June to August
Partial to full sun
.5 - 1.5 lbs/acre
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