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Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Type: Warm-season, perennial bunch grass, dense mat-forming rhizomes
Does best in sandy soil. Found along roadsides and open fields. This drought tolerant species is easily established and can be used for erosion control at a variety of sites.
Wildlife Uses: Its seeds provide food for small mammals and birds, such as the bobwhite quail.
Other Info: The Navajo, Hopi and Apache, among others, used the seeds of this plant for cooking; grinding the seeds into flour to make breads and porridge.