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Nutgrass, Tall

Schleria triglomerata

Small, inconspicuous plant in sedge family; seeds are good quail food



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Schleria triglomerata, also known as Tall Nutgrass, Tall Nutsedge or Whip Nutsedge, is a native perennial cool season sedge. It stands about knee high and forms in dense clumps.

Wildlife notes

Quail relish the seeds.

Forage notes

No information currently available.

Landscaping notes

Restoration notes

Habitats include remnant sandplain habitats (prairies, savannas and shallow wetlands). In some places, the species is currently suffering a decline associated with loss of habitat. Scleria triglomerata appears to be very persistent once established in a favorable setting.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun to Part Shade

Seeding Rate

10 bulk lbs/acre


Average, Moist



Bloom Month

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Specialty Uses


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.