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Conservation Plant Releases - Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center

The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center has released the following plants to commercial growers to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the link to the Release Brochure (if available) to view more information on each plant release. Click on the Scientific Name for more information on the species.

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Plant Releases

Release Name Scientific Name Common Name Uses Release Brochure
Lark Selection Chamaecrista fasciculata partridge pea temporary soil stabilization and for wildlife food
Chiwapa Echinochloa frumentacea Japanese millet food and cover for water fowl, quail, and dove; livestock forage.
Leflore Source Echinodorus cordifolius creeping burhead wetland mitigation plantings, constructed wetlands, and for natural areas which are moist
Quail Haven Glycine max reseeding soybean food and cover for upland game birds, soil improvement, and hay crop
Halifax Panicum hemitomon maidencane controlling erosion on toe slopes of stream channels and preventing erosion long shorelines of ponds and reservoirs caused by wave action (shoreline erosion control) Brochure (PDF; 659 KB)
Wilmington Paspalum notatum Bahiagrass pasture, hay, waterways and lawns
Morton Germplasm Salix koriyanagi kori-yanagi willow stream bank control, riparian buffers, urban conservation, basket making, and wildlife habitat
Leaf River Selection Scirpus cyperinus woolgrass wetland mitigation plantings, constructed wetlands, and for natural areas which are moist
Hopefield Selection Strophostyles helvola trailing wildbean wildlife food source, food source for upland game birds, and temporary soil stabilization
Indian Bayou Source Thalia dealbata powdery thalia wetland mitigation plantings; constructed wetlands; for natural areas which are moist
Meechee Trifolium vesiculosum arrowleaf clover cover crop, hay, grazing, and wildlife food for game birds.
Highlander Tripsacum dactyloides eastern gamagrass hay production and pasture plantings, buffers, conservation cover, and wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 388 KB)
Verl Tripsacum dactyloides eastern gamagrass hay or pasture Brochure (PDF; 101 KB)
Thorsby Vigna unguiculata cowpea green manure crop