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This standup grass is often planted for winter interest, as its tall seed stalks that remain upright longer into the winter than big bluestem. The attractive sprays of seeds darken to gold once dry. A once dominant prairie species perfect for adding variety to tallgrass plantings. Spreads well from seed, so care should be take in manicured plantings.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 4'-6'

Leaf Texture: Medium

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts a variety of grasshopper species, the pepper-and-salt skipper, and a few smaller insects. Provides cover for ground feeding birds and nesting habitat for ground nesting birds. Readily grazed by mammals.

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