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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|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 soja||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; 659K)|
|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 helvula||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; 246K)|