Herb: Fowl Manna Grass

Latin name: Glyceria striata

Synonyms: Glyceria nervata, Panicularia nervata

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Fowl 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:

Moist meadows and wet places.

Propagation of Fowl 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:

Moist meadows and wet places.

Medicinal use of Fowl Manna Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Glyceria striata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.