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Piptochaetium avenaceum - Black seeded needle grass

Piptochaetium avenaceum - Black seeded needle grass

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Life Cycle: Perennial 

Soil Moisture: Dry to medium, well draining soil 

Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shade 

Height: Grass up to 1-2’,  blooms up to 3’

Bloom Color: White, green 

Bloom Time: Spring 

Fauna: Seeds are a food source for birds. 

Planting Considerations: Black seeded needle grass is a favorite for the base layer of a mixed native wildflower habitat. This cool season, perennial bunch grass has fine textured leaves with tall graceful blooms in March and April. It reseeds readily in open areas around other wildflowers if not heavily mulched. This is a low growing grass with the clumps staying around 12” - 18”  in height and blooms spikes a few feet tall. This grass has deep roots and can be used on a slope or where erosion control is needed. Reseeding.

 

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