common scientific T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
blue grama grass Bouteloua gracilis P W 0.3 SB S F-M-C DM •• - 6.6-8.4 green purplish green (maroon)
blue grass, fowl Poa palustris L. P CW 1.2 B S/PS F-M DM ••• - 4.9-7.5 green-yellow yellow-pale yellow (brown)
bluestem, big Andropogon gerardii P W 2.0 SB S F-M-C DM ••• - 6.0-7.5 green copper yellow (maroon)
bluestem, little Schizachyrium scoparium P W 0.9 B S F-M-C D •• - 5.0-8.4 green-grey copper red yllw (copper)
brome, arctic Bromus kalmii P C 1.0 B S/PS M-C D ••• - 5.7-7.0 green-light taupe yellow (taupe)
brome, fringed Bromus ciliatus L. P CW 1.2 SB S/PS F-C M •• - 5.5-7.5 green - yellow (brown)
fescue, rough Festuca hallii/sca./alt. P CW 0.5 B S - DM - - purple-green yellow-pale yellow-deep
foxtail barley Hordeum jubatum P CW 1.0 B S/PS F-M-C D-W ••• - 6.4-9.5 green-light yellow-pale yellow-pale
foxtail, shortawn Alopecurus aequalis Sobol. P CW 0.8 B S/PS F-M DM-W ••• - 5.5-8.0 green-blue orange-brown
hair grass Agrostis scabra P CW 0.8 S S F-M M •• - 6.0-8.0 green-bright yellow-pale yellow (red)
Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans P Y 1.6 B S F-M-C DM ••• - 5.0-7.8 green-dull yellow-deep yellow (rust)
junegrass Koeleria macrantha P CW 0.3 B S/PS M-C DM ••• - 6.0-8.0 green yellow-pale yellow (brown)
mannagrass, fowl Glyceria striata P CW 1.2 SB S/PS F-M M-W - 4.0-8.0 green-pale - green (red)
mannagrass, tall Glyceria grandis P CW 1.8 SB S F-M M-Z X - - green-yellow yellow-pale maroon
muhly, marsh Muhlenbergia glomerata P C 0.3 B S/PS F-M M ••• - 5.3-7.5 green-bright yellow-pale yellow (brown)
muhly, plains Muhlenbergia cuspidata P CW 0.4 B S M-C D ••• - 5.0-6.7 green bronze green-pale
needle & thread grass Hesperostipa comata … P CW 0.9 B S M-C D ••• - 6.6-8.4 green white white-bronze
Nuttall's alkali grass Puccinellia Nuttalliana P CW 0.6 SB S F-M-C M ••• - 6.5-8.5 green-pale yellow-pale green-pale (brn)
prairie cordgrass Spartina pectinata P W 2.5 S S M-C M-W ••• - 6.0-8.5 green-dark yellow-deep white/rose
prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis P W 0.7 B S M DM ••• - 6.0-7.2 green-light bronze yellow (brown)
prairie wedge grass Sphenopholis obtusata AP C 1.0 B S/PS F-M DM X - 5.0-7.5 green orange yellow (brown)
reedgrass, common Phragmites australis americanus P W 3.0 S S F-M-C M-W ••• 4.5-8.0 green/red yellow-pale maroon
reedgrass, northern Calamagrostis stricta inex. P CW 1.0 S S F-M M-W •• - 5.5-8.0 green yellow-pale purple (fawn)
Canada wild rye Elymus canadensis L. P CW 1.3 B S/SH F-M-C DM - 5.0-7.9 green yellow-pale grey purple
saltgrass Distichlis spicata P CW 0.3 S S/PS F-M-C M-W ••• - 6.0-8.4 green yellow-pale maroon
scratch grass Muhlenbergia asperifolia P C 0.3 S S/PS F-M M-W ••• - 6.0-8.4 green-yellow yellow-pale purple
sloughgrass Beckmannia syzigachne P CW 0.9 B S F-M M-W ••• - 5.5-7.5 green-pale yellow-pale white (cream)
sweet grass Hierochloe odorata P CW 0.6 B S M-C M-W ••• - 5.7-7.4 green-grey copper white-pink (blk)
switch grass Panicum virgatum P Y 1.5 S S F-M-C DM ••• - 4.5-7.5 green-pale yellow-deep yellow (brown)
wheatgrass, bluebunch Agropyron spicatum P C 0.8 S S F-M-C D 6.4-8.4 green yellow-pale yellow (brown)
wheatgrass, slender Agropyron trachycaulum P CW 1.0 B S F-M M ••• - 5.6-9.0 green yellow-pale yellow
wheatgrass, western Pascopyrum smithii P C 0.6 S S/PS F-M DM ••• - 4.5-9.0 green-blue yellow-pale white (purple)
witchgrass Panicum capillaire L. A CW 0.6 SB S F-M-C DM X - - green-light yellow-pale maroon
TABLE COLUMNS ARE SORTABLE
common > name = have on site
T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity