Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed A lovely grass with delicate seed-heads, Prairie Dropseed thrives in dry, sandy soils. Height: 3-5 feet Sun Requirements: Requires full sun Water Requirements: Normal to dry conditions Wildlife: Utilized by many bird species...
Spartina pectinata (Prairie Cordgrass)

Spartina pectinata (Prairie Cordgrass)

Spartina pectinata Prairie Cordgrass This is an excellent grass for shorelines, as it has an extensive root system that helps prevent shoreline erosion. Prairie Cordgrass has long, reed-like leaves that grow 4-7’ tall. Full sun; dry or damp soil. Height: 4-7 feet Sun...
Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Another grass of Ontario’s tallgrass prairies, Little Bluestem is a shorter grass than some of its colleagues – usually growing 2-3’ tall. It is a clump-forming grass that has a bluish tinge to its leaves, and tufts of blossoms...
Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)

Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass A striking native grass and a dominant species of tall-grass prairie ecosystems. Return to the Plant Catalogue Ferns Grass Bulk Shrubs Trees...
Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Switchgrass is a perennial, warm season bunchgrass that is commonly used for shoreline erosion control. It is a versatile plant and can grow ina variety of soils and conditions. Switchgrass is a hardy, deep-rooted, perennial rhizomatous...