TYPES OF PLANTS AND GRASSES YOU MIGHT SEE IN A BIOSWALE
- Curb inlet – The inlet allows water to flow into the bioswale as it flows down the curb toward the catch basin.
- Outlet – Larger bioswales also have an outlet. If the bioswale fills to capacity, water can exit through the outlet and continue into the catch basin.
- Plants – all bioswales have plants and grasses which have been carefully selected to ensure they can survive on wet and dry periods.
Molate Creeping Red Fescue
Perennial, cool season, fine textured native bunch grass that also spreads by rhizomes. An attractive ornamental grass either mown or unmown. Popular for natural landscapes and low maintenance buffer areas.
Perennial, cool season, California native bunch grass. Loose green foliage. Exhibits good mowing tolerance and grows in full sun to light shade. Salt tolerant.
Perennial, cool season, rhizomatous grass. California native. A vigorous grower, rhizomatous perennial grass that grows on a wide range of soils. It is well adapted to alkaline soils and tolerates high summer temperatures.
Perennial, cool season bunch grass. Official California State Grass. Once established, it is tolerant to extreme heat and drought. AArac,ve and interes,ng seed panicles with a purple cast. Widely distributed.
Perennial, cool season bunch grass. California native. A densely tufted, fine textured, dark green grass. A large, densely tufted coarse bunchgrass.
Perennial, cool season. A medium-sized bunchgrass with soft foliage. Summer dormant.