Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)
Description from Possibility Place: I may say that this plant is a beauty or that grass is special a lot in some of my descriptions and now I’m saying that all of them pale to this grass. Northern dropseed is one of those special plants that every garden should have in large numbers. The graceful wave of the blades and the airy seed heads that have that incredible sweet scent! WOW! There is not an un-striking thing about it. Grows best in moist mesic to mesic soils. In the fall, the color will range from a clear yellow to a deep russet orange. Forms tussocks that the long blades arch from and kind of look like a beautiful green head of long hair. If you are looking to start using natives in your yard, this is the place to start. You can not go wrong.
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5 in stock
Height: 1' - 2'
Sun: Full Sun
Moisture: dry to mesic
Soil: loamy, rocky, or gravelly
Attracts/Benefits: Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Slate-Colored Junco and other granivorous songbirds
Photo credit: Possibility Place, Sharon Yiesla