June Grass

June Grass

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Koeleria macrantha

Exposure: Full Sun
Soil:
Dry-Medium Dry
Height:
2 feet

Notable Features: This prairie grass will flower earlier than many other upland prairie grasses.  Its plumes of silvery-green seed heads turn tan by mid-summer.  The foliage supporting these seeds is also an attractive green-gray color.  June Grass actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool and likes full sun and dry, often sandy, soil.  Its preference for dry, sunny conditions makes it a popular candidate for green roofs. Great for home gardens due to its short stature.

Attracts: One of the food plants of several grass-eating grasshoppers, particularly those species that prefer dry habitats with sparse vegetation. Leafhoppers that use this grass as a food plant include Auridius helvus and Rosenus cruciatus.