Herb: Eastern Manna Grass

Latin name: Glyceria septentrionalis

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Eastern Manna Grass:

Seed. No more details, but the seed is very small and fiddly to harvest.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Swamps, wet woods, ditches etc.

Propagation of Eastern Manna Grass:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse in a pot standing in 3 - 5cm of water. Surface sow the seed, or only just cover it. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Swamps, wet woods, ditches etc.

Medicinal use of Eastern Manna Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Glyceria septentrionalis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.