Photo: Ken Robertson
Grass Family (Poaceae)
Habitat/Range: Common in mesic to dry prairies as well as pastures, fields, and open savannas throughout the tallgrass region.
|Flowering stems are up to 7 feet tall, with plants occurring as dense tufts or single stems mixed with other grasses, especially Big Bluestem. The leaves are up to 2 feet long and taper, and are rarely more than a half inch wide. Although the individual flowers are inconspicuous, the pollen is produced on protruding yellow stamens.|
|On the Prairie||Field Guide Index|
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