An adaptable, drought resistant grass with a generally small stature- the seed stalk makes up most of the height. Notable for the bright color of its small, generally red, blooms. Leaves are blue/green and turn orange/gold in the fall. Potential to be grown as a turf grass and regularly mowed to 3-4 inches.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Adaptable
Leaf Texture: Medium
Bloom Time: Jul-Aug
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: The obligate host of three species of leafhopper. Hosts at least three species of skipper, as well as grasshoppers and other smaller insects. Some game birds and grain eating songbirds may eat the seeds, and many mammals readily grass on the foliage.