Nassella viridula (Stipa viridula)
$4.95 – $15.00
Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial, bunchgrass.
Suggested Uses: A very fine clump-forming, fountain-like grass that, unlike its name suggests, is not sharp to the touch. It is an excellent choice for a wide variety of landscaping purposes. This grass grows on dry loamy to heavy clay soils, but will also grow on sandy soils with a shallow water table. It has turns a beautiful golden-yellow color in fall. It is a palatable grass for large and small mammals.
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains, including western Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.
Other Name: Stipa viridula
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons