Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed
An ideal species for the native landscape, this grass grows 2' to 3' in height. It produces a dense clump of narrow leaf blades that can be up to 20" long and less than 1/8" wide. This attractive medium green foliage turns brilliant shades of gold, bronze, and red in the fall. Late summer, it produces an airy, pyramidal panicle of spikelets. As they mature, the seed develops a nutty fragrance. It prefers dry to medium soils in full sunlight.
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