Poaceae (Grass Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
The dense clumps of this perennial
are made up of 10-18 in., erect, leafy based stems. Oat-like seeds are borne in a curved seedhead with a pointed tip.
Never found naturally in pure stands.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes:
(flowers) of grasses are usually so minute that they are not visible to the naked eye.
, WY Native Distribution:
& extreme s. NV,
s. to LA, TX
& AZ Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Open woodlands, Roadsides, Fence rows
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Shallow, sandy or rocky soils. Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Conditions Comments: Never found naturally in pure stands.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive
Use Wildlife: Graze, Nesting material, Seeds-granivorous birds, Seeds-Small mammals.
Larval Host: Orange giant skipper, Green Skipper.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for: