Koeleria macrantha

junegrass Koeleria cristata 11JL04-01
junegrass 09JN26-01
junegrass Koeleria macrantha 12JN15

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junegrass Koeleria macrantha 11JN26

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characteristics

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

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW 0.3 B S/PS M-C DM ••• - 6.0-8.0 green yellow-pale yellow (brown)

habitat

Prairie, open woods. Prefers gritty soil.

uses

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.

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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