Family: (Poaceae) Grasses
Habitat: Prairies, beach dunes
Height: 3-4 ft.
Bloom Period: October
Description: Performs well in dry as well as wet conditions. Purple spikelets in fall.
The Wildlife Connection: Seeds eaten by many species of birds and wildlife. Grasses are host plants for many of the skipper species.
Propagation Tips: Grows easily from seed. Collect seed in November.