Grasses of the Prairie

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Learn more about the native grasses that grow on the Prairie Nature Center. Explore the beautiful pictures then click on the common name once find out more information each of these 9 different grasses. Click on the common name a second time to close the information window. Find out more about the other types of plants on the prairie: wildflowers and other plants
 

Big Blue Stem
Big Blue Stem

andropogon gerardi
Blooms: June, July, August, and September

Smooth Brome
Smooth Brome

bromus inermis
Blooms: May June, and July

Canada Wild Rye
Canada Wild Rye

elymus canadensis
Blooms: July, August, and September

Sweet Grass
Sweet Grass

hierochloe odorata
Blooms: April and May

Switch Grass
Switch Grass

panicum virgatum
Blooms: July, and August

Reed Canarygrass
Reed Canarygrass

phalris arundinacea
Blooms: June and July

Little Blue Stem
Little Blue Stem

schizachyrium scoparium
Blooms: August and September

Green Bristle Grass
Green Bristle Grass

setaria viridis
Blooms: June through October

Indian Grass
Indian Grass

sorghastrum nutans
Blooms: July through October