conservancy seed harvests

from real native prairie remnants
...helping people restore the Earth
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coastal prairie
harvest sites
Once the most productive grassland in North America,
the Coastal Prairie has essentially vanished
producing ecological
conservancy harvests
on last great prairies
local approach plays a
valuable role in protecting
genetic richness & diversity
photo by Callie Richmond
seeds are useful in
land and wildlife
habitat restoration,
sustainable grazing &
prairie conservation
how to put
an eco-systems
in a bag
COASTAL PRAIRIE MIX
Quiet beauty of our Coastal Prairie,
UH Coastal Center © Carolyn Fannon
seed travels
to junction
headquarters
for cleaning
COASTAL PRAIRIE MIX
Coastal Prairie Mix Item # 2801
Seeding rate 8 lbs / acre
1 lb covers up to 5400 sq ft
Height
1-5 feet
D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $39 / lb 10-49 lbs $34 / lb 50+ lbs $29 / lb
200 sq ft
Texas Coastal Prairie Mix Lot #280101XXXXXX
Kind Variety Test date Germ Dorm Total Germ
Llule 8luesLem nauve 2/11 3.63° 79.00° 84.63°
Component species < 5% listed in descending order based on seed count/lb:
Grasses: Þan Amerlcan 8alsamscale, 8roomsedge 8luesLem, SpllLbeard 8luesLem, Lovegrass, Sllm 1rldens, Longsplke 1rldens, 1hree Awn,
uropseed, Muhlenbergla sp., ulglLarla sp., 8lg 8luesLem, Large Crabgrass, Palrawn Muhlygrass, lndlangrass, 1rldens sp.,
Þaspalum llorlda, Þaspalum 8rownseed, urchloa sp., 8lue Crama, 8ushy 8luesLem, Sandbur, Þurple 1hree Awn, SeLarla sp.
Forbs: AsLer, Þralrle Agallnls, CayfeaLher, Marsh Llder, 8aulesnake MasLer, Sumpweed, 8lazlng SLar, Coldenrod, Common 8agweed,
Common Sunßower, LpazoLe, CaLnlp, CroLon, 8ough 8uuonweed, Lanceleaf Coreopsls, PeLeroLheca spp, ClanL Coneßower, verbena,
noddlng Spurge, LambsquaLers, Amerlcan Aloe
Sedge: Porned 8eaksedge, Carex sp., Spearhead
ÞurlLy 37.19° noxlous none
lnerL 38.77° Crlgln 1x
CLher 3.83°
Weed 0.19°
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Louisiana Coastal Prairie Mix Lot #280101XXXXXX
Kind Variety Test date Germ Dorm Total Germ
Llule 8luesLem nauve 2/11 3.63° 79.00° 84.63°
Component species < 5% listed in descending order based on seed count/lb:
Grasses: Þan Amerlcan 8alsamscale, 8roomsedge 8luesLem, SpllLbeard 8luesLem, Longsplke 1rldens, 1hree Awn, uropseed,
Muhlenbergla sp., ulglLarla sp., 8lg 8luesLem, Large Crabgrass, Palrawn Muhlygrass, lndlangrass, llorlda Þaspalum,
8rownseed Þaspalum, urchloa sp., 8ushy 8luesLem, Sandbur, SeLarla sp.
Forbs: AsLer, CayfeaLher, Marsh Llder, 8aulesnake MasLer, Sumpweed, Coldenrod, Common 8agweed, Common Sunßower,
LpazoLe, CroLon, 8ough 8uuonweed, verbena
Sedge: Carex sp.
ÞurlLy 37.19° noxlous none
lnerL 38.77° Crlgln 1x
CLher 3.83°
Weed 0.19°
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Texas Coastal Prairie Mix Lot #280101XXXXXX
Kind Variety Test date Germ Dorm Total Germ
Llule 8luesLem nauve 2/11 3.63° 79.00° 84.63°
Component species < 5% listed in descending order based on seed count/lb:
Grasses: Þan Amerlcan 8alsamscale, 8roomsedge 8luesLem, SpllLbeard 8luesLem, Lovegrass, Sllm 1rldens, Longsplke 1rldens, 1hree Awn,
uropseed, Muhlenbergla sp., ulglLarla sp., 8lg 8luesLem, Large Crabgrass, Palrawn Muhlygrass, lndlangrass, 1rldens sp.,
Þaspalum llorlda, Þaspalum 8rownseed, urchloa sp., 8lue Crama, 8ushy 8luesLem, Sandbur, Þurple 1hree Awn, SeLarla sp.
Forbs: AsLer, Þralrle Agallnls, CayfeaLher, Marsh Llder, 8aulesnake MasLer, Sumpweed, 8lazlng SLar, Coldenrod, Common 8agweed,
Common Sunßower, LpazoLe, CaLnlp, CroLon, 8ough 8uuonweed, Lanceleaf Coreopsls, PeLeroLheca spp, ClanL Coneßower, verbena,
noddlng Spurge, LambsquaLers, Amerlcan Aloe
Sedge: Porned 8eaksedge, Carex sp., Spearhead
ÞurlLy 37.19° noxlous none
lnerL 38.77° Crlgln 1x
CLher 3.83°
Weed 0.19°
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Louisiana Coastal Prairie Mix Lot #280101XXXXXX
Kind Variety Test date Germ Dorm Total Germ
Llule 8luesLem nauve 2/11 3.63° 79.00° 84.63°
Component species < 5% listed in descending order based on seed count/lb:
Grasses: Þan Amerlcan 8alsamscale, 8roomsedge 8luesLem, SpllLbeard 8luesLem, Longsplke 1rldens, 1hree Awn, uropseed,
Muhlenbergla sp., ulglLarla sp., 8lg 8luesLem, Large Crabgrass, Palrawn Muhlygrass, lndlangrass, llorlda Þaspalum,
8rownseed Þaspalum, urchloa sp., 8ushy 8luesLem, Sandbur, SeLarla sp.
Forbs: AsLer, CayfeaLher, Marsh Llder, 8aulesnake MasLer, Sumpweed, Coldenrod, Common 8agweed, Common Sunßower,
LpazoLe, CroLon, 8ough 8uuonweed, verbena
Sedge: Carex sp.
ÞurlLy 37.19° noxlous none
lnerL 38.77° Crlgln 1x
CLher 3.83°
Weed 0.19°
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Duralde Prarie
Mamou, Louisiana
site ready to plant
early fall
couple
years
later
cajun prairie folk
invited us to go see
early one morn
Gueydan, Louisiana
Cooks Branch Conservancy
Montgomery County Texas
one growing season
herbicide work
to eradicate bahia
late summer fire
burn off plant residue
cool slow moving back-burn
planted in the ashes
Couple years later
owner wants to plant more
so lets look and see
why is everybody so excited
new planting site ready
mid december
after new harvest
look one more time
at original planting
Sheldon Lake State Park
North Houston
late spring
herbicide treatment
but prohibited from burning
site ready in summer
old fields plowed
then rolled smooth
back to native american seed farm
to dig live roots
back to Sheldon Lake
to plant live roots
Gulf Wind Farm
Kenedy Ranch
Sarita, Texas