“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Small reddish orange flowers dangle anthers along one side of slender stems. Narrow leaves form small clumps and turn gold in autumn. Very drought tolerant.
Grow in full sun and dry, well-drained soil. Commonly found in tall- and mixed grass prairies and glades. The fibrous roots are well adapted to dry conditions.
Many types of birds eat the seeds and small mammals feed on the seedheads and foliage. Mass in meadows, prairies, slopes, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.
24 to 36 inches
12 to 36 inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Season of Interest
Mid (May - June)
Late (July - frost)