Piedmont Region: Grass & Grasslike Plants

Other plant types: Fern/Fern Ally | Groundcover | Herbaceous | Herbaceous Emergent | Shrub | Tree | Vine

Soil Moisture: Sunlight: Flower Color (simplified, all shades):
W = wet Su = full sun B = brown R = red O = orange
M = moist PS = part shade W = white P = pink G = green
D = dry Sh = full shade Y = yellow Pu = purple Bl = blue
    * denotes evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage

GRASS / GRASSLIKE
Scientific Name Common Name
W
M
D
Su
PS
Sh
Height Color Bloom
Andropogon virginicus broomsedge    
X
X
X
  1-3   Aug-Nov
Carex glaucodea or C. flaccosperma blue wood sedge  
X
X
 
X
  0.5-2' B-R Jun-Jul
Carex pensylvanica sedge    
X
 
X
X
0.5-1.5 R-W May-Jun
Chasmanthium latifolium wild oats, river oats  
X
   
X
  2-3   Jul-Sep
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye  
X
X
X
    3-4.5   Jun-Oct
Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula) bottlebrush grass  
X
X
X
X
X
3    
Elymus virginicus Virginia wild rye  
X
X
 
X
X
1.5-5.5   Jun-Oct
Panicum virgatum Virginia switchgrass
X
X
 
X
    3-6   Jul-Oct
Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem    
X
X
X
  4   Aug-Oct
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass    
X
X
X
  5-7   Aug-Sep
Tripsacum dactyloides gama grass
X
X
 
X
X
  6-9    

  Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
 
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Last updated: 9/4/01