Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

June Grass

Koeleria macrantha
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost), Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Brown
Fall Color:

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Koeleria macrantha by Bruce Schuette
Photo: Bruce Schuette
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
24
inches

Spread:

8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use between wildflowers in sunny prairie gardens as one of the grass components. A cool-season native grass.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Spear-shaped silvery green spiked inflorescences and seed heads form in June then turn tan and remain until winter. Foliage is grey-green, late into fall.

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