Notable Features: This beautiful fountain-shaped grass pairs really well with many prairie wildflowers and is excellent for gardens and prairie restorations. TLC favorite! Takes a few years to mature. Be patient, this one's worth it. If you put this plant on the edge of a full-sun garden (or throughout), it will be gorgeous!
Attracts: Occasionally, the foliage is eaten by grasshoppers, including Mermiria bivitatta (Two-Striped Slant-faced Grasshopper) and Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper). Prairie Dropseed is the obligate host of two uncommon leafhoppers: Aflexia rubranura (Red-Tailed Leafhopper) and Memnonia panzeri. The seeds are eaten by sparrows and other songbirds from late summer into winter; these species include the Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, and Slate-Colored Junco.
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