Junegrass is an early, short-lived, perennial bunch grass, appearing as small clusters of light to blue-green leaves. Silvery green, spike like seed heads grow above the foliage feathering out during flowering. By mid-summer the seed heads turn a light toast colour. Self seeds somewhat slowly.
Also known as Koeleria cristata.
2,315,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container
Prairie, open woods. Prefers gritty soil.
Forage for livestock and deer.
Food for small mammals and birds; also a variety of grasshopper and leafhopper species.
Native Americans made flour from the seeds; brooms from the leaves.