Swamp Timothy

(Crypsis schoenoides)
Status: Native
Habitat: Wetland
Description: Swamp Timothy is an annual plant that can be prostrate, ascending, or erect. The leaf blades are short and nar­rowly lance-shaped. Swamp Timothy is easily distinguished by its pink or purple stems and it's mat-like habit. It is commonly found in wet places at elevations lower than 1800 feet.
Growth Requirements: Swamp Timothy is an uncom­mon plant in the Suisun Marsh and can only be grown in very freshest water years. It usually grows in pond bottom areas where water was removed late in the spring. It is an excellent waterfowl food plant, especially for Northern Pintail.
Duck Food