Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 2 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial bunch grass.
Suggested Uses: This bunch grass grows on sandy and gravelly soil types. It has interesting seed heads and is a nice shorter grass for landscaping! This cool season grass will go dormant mid summer but will start to grow again in the fall.
Native Range: Native throughout much of the U.S. but predominantly native to the West and the Midwest.
Wildlife Value: Great forage in spring and fall. Provides cover, nesting materials and food for birds. Host plant for several species of skipper butterflies (including the federally threatened Dakota Skipper – Hesperia dacotae) as well as Blake’s tiger moth (Grammia blakei).
Other Names: Koeleria cristata
More information: USDA plant profile