Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha)

Several stems of green grass with large green seed heads.

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June grass is usually found in dry prairies where it can compete with other grasses and plants. It often grows only one to two feet tall but has a dense, silver-green, and attractive seed head. It is one of the earlier blooming native prairie grasses, hence its name "Junegrass." In some northern prairies, it can become one of the dominant grasses.

Fascinating Facts

  • Junegrass is often used on "green" roofs.

  • This attractive grass is most often found in high-quality prairies.

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Last updated: February 28, 2018

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