Prairie dropseed grows in dense tufts of long, narrow leaves. It is highly recommended for prairie plantings of all sizes, especially for dry sites. It does grow well in mesic or wet sites as well. The plant itself is a pale pink-gold in autumn.
- The tiny seedheads smell like coriander.
- It has few diseases and doesn't seem to have any serious insect pests.
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