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Bouteloua gracilis
Attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, dried flowers, drought tolerant, fall interest, mat-forming, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, salt tolerant
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Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed was one of the major components of the Midwestern prairie, and it is now a popular landscape plant-with good reason. It is perhaps the most ornamental of the native prairie grasses. It grows in a clumping shape with deep green narrow leaves that arch downward. Prairie Dropseed makes a gorgeous lawn alternative with its mounded habit. Easy, beautiful, and hardy to a wide range of zones, it's a great choice for mixed, meadow, or prairie plantings, and contemporary landscapes.
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Schizachyrium scoparium
Little Blustem’s foliage, a combination of greens, blues or purples, turn to multi-reds and oranges in fall. It produces downy white seeds in September, providing a stunning contrast to its amazing fall color. This native grass grows in loose clumps that branch out at the top. Little Bluestem thrives in full sun and tolerates poor soil. It provides interest to the landscape during the winter months. Beautiful when massed in meadow/prairie plantings.
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Nassella tenuissima
Mexican Feather Grass is the most fine-textured grass we grow. With wispy, flowing, lime-green foliage, the slightest breeze will cause it to sway. This cool season native grass retains its color year round, although it may brown out somewhat in the heat of the summer. It requires dry soil and full sun, and it is very drought tolerant. Nassella tenuissima is especially spectacular planted in decorative containers and massed together in the landscape.
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Muhlenbergia reverchonii
Rose Muhly has fine-textured foliage and showy, pinkish-red plumes that float in a cloud above the foliage. A clump-former, it resembles Pink Muhly Grass (M. capillaris) but is smaller in stature and has softer, more diffuse blooms. It tolerates heat, drought, and humidity like a champ. It’s a tough and adaptable plant, thriving in most soils and handling wet conditions better than M. capillaris. Great for meadow/prairie plantings and erosion control.
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Muhlenbergia capillaris
Muhlenbergia capillaris is one of the most exciting members of the grass world. Pink Muhly Grass is sought after for several reasons: spectacular pink plume color, drought tolerance and undemanding nature. It grows in a mound with erect, blue-green foliage until September when spectacular, billowing pink seed heads form a cotton-candy crown. Muhlenbergia capillaris is used extensively on highway medians, golf courses and in home landscapes. It’s excellent on steep banks.
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Eragrostis spectabilis
Purple Love Grass is a native grass found in sunny, dry locations such as open fields and meadows. It is a tough little plant and very drought tolerant. IT grows in dense clumps, and readily self-seeds. The subtle blues, greens and purples of its blooms are spectacular in mass plantings; delicate, airy flowers look magnificent in the morning sun. Eragrostis spectabilis is useful for naturalistic plantings, planted under taller grasses, in borders, and in abandoned areas.
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Equisetum hyemale
Equisetum hyemale can be found along the edges of rivers and in low-lying wet areas throughout North America and parts of South America. It can grow in up to 4 inches of water. Its upright form and unique jointed stems are perfect for sites with modern architecture or Japanese gardens, and it is also prized in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Use in water, bog, native and Japanese gardens.
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Chasmanthium latifolium
Known as River Oats or Northern Sea Oats, this US native produces a multitude of beautiful pale green seed heads in midsummer that are reminiscent of the sea oats found at the beach. It is a tall ground cover that grows in just about any situation: sun, shade, moist or dry and is a great solution for areas of dry shade. When planting, keep in mind that River Oats will reseed, so place it in appropriate locations. When planted in sun, this plant may grow taller than four feet.
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Carex vulpinoidea
Carex vulpinoidea is native to a wide range of habitats, such as wet meadows, marshes, ditches, prairies, and fields. This sedge is adaptable. Its uses include bioremediation, erosion control, naturalizing, rain gardens, storm water basins and the edges of marshes, springs, lakes and ponds. Although it thrives in full sun, it also grows in the filtered shade of moist woods. This sedge provides habitat and cover for wildlife and is a host plant for several Skipper butterflies.
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Carex texensis
Texas sedge is a good-looking, multipurpose, native sedge with bunches of fine-textured leaves. Petite flowers appear in summer and rise a bit higher than the foliage. Texas Sedge can form a ground cover, which does not require mowing but can be mowed occasionally at a high setting if desired. It can handle light foot traffic but would benefit from stepping stones for constant crossings. Texas Sedge is also valuable for naturalizing and restoration.
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Carex stricta
Tussock Sedge forms dense tussocks on wet sites and tolerates seasonal flooding. More rhizomatous on drier sites; form varies across its natural range. It can be found in marshes, bogs, wet meadows, and shorelines. Carex stricta grows in a dense green mound and spreads by rhizomes. It can be planted at or near the water line, in moist woodland gardens or in low areas. It is a good plant for wetland restoration, swamps, marshes, bogs, ponds, swales, ditches, or meadows.
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Carex rosea
Native to North America, this sedge is found in bottomlands and upland deciduous forests, as well as on the shores of streams, ponds and ravines. Its range lies from Wyoming to the East Coast of the US and Canada. Its narrow, fine-textured leaves grow in thick clumps, and may naturalize with short rhizomes. This sedge adapts to both dry and wet areas, including difficult dry-shade locations. Use in upper zone of rain gardens, as a lawn alternative or ground cover, or as filler in containers.
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Carex plantaginea
Carex plantaginea adds a fresh element to your shade mix. One of our most beautiful native sedges, with unique one-inch wide, dimpled, green leaves make it the shade plant that folks are always looking for. Showy flowering spikes rise above the foliage; will reseed to form colonies. In early spring, foot-high spikes topped with delicate purple blooms appear to float above the 8-12 inch foliage. It's a great complement to other shade/woodland plants that also thrive in high-organic, moist soil.
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Andropogon virginicus
Andropogon virginicus is ideal for areas that require a plant that needs no special attention. It is a native grass that can be found in abandoned fields, meadows, and roadsides. It reaches four feet tall with seed heads and maintains a beautiful orange-golden hue throughout winter, stunning when planted in large masses. In meadow gardens or in natural areas it helps with soil retention. Broomsedge is extremely adaptable to poor soil and it is drought tolerant.