GRASS, SEDGE, & RUSH

big bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

Sun

Fertile, most soils

Medium to Medium-Dry

Bunch grass, 3' to 8'

August

Source: Sun, fertile loam, sandy

hairy grama

Bouteloua hirsuta

Sun

Sterile soil, clay, gravel, sand

Dry

Warm season, very short

Summer

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

Bush's sedge

Carex bushii

Sun

Fertile loam, silt, sand

Medium to Medium Wet

Green, brown-red

Early May

Sun, medium-wet, rich

american beakgrass

Diarrhena obovata

Shade to Part-Shade

Fertile loam or silt-loam

Medium to Medium-Dry

Rhizomatus, forming colonies

July

Source: Shawnee County, KS

junegrass

Koeleria macrantha

Sun

Average, sandy

Medium to Dry

Cool season, bunching, rhizomatus

May

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

indian grass

Sorghastrum nutans

Part Sun to Sun

Most soils

Medium to Medium-Dry

Fibrous, 3' to 7'

August

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

sideoats grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sun

Most soils

Medium-Dry to Dry

Tight bunches, rhizomatic

July

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

Bicknell's sedge

Carex bicknellii

Sun

Loam to clay-loam

Medium to Dry

Spring, early summer growth

May

Source: Prairie Legacy, Inc.

bottle-brush sedge

Carex hystericina

Part-Sun to Sun

Fertile loam, silt or sand

Wet to Medium

Rhizomatus growth

May to Early June

Source: Prairie Legacy, Inc.

purple lovegrass

Eragrostis spectabilis

Sun

Poor to average, sandy, rocky

Medium-Dry to Dry

Fibrous, rhizomatus

August to September

Source: Sun, sandy loam, medium-dry

switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

Part-Sun to Sun

Most soils

Medium-Wet to Dry

Bunching, rhizomatic, aggressive

July

Source: Prairie Legacy Inc.

prairie dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis

Sun

Loamy, rock or gravel

Medium to Dry

Reseeding, fibrous

Spring

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

blue grama

Bouteloua gracilis

Sun

Sterile soil, clay, gravel, sand

Medium-Dry to Dry

Branching, deep roots

Summer

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

short-beak sedge

Carex brevior

Part-Shade to Sun

Most soils

Medium-Wet to Dry

Spring and fall growth

May

Source: Prairie Legacy, Inc.

fox sedge

Carex vulpinoidea

Part-Sun to Sun

Fertile loam, silt or sand, clay

Wet to Medium

Rhizomatus, forming colonies

May

Source: Prairie Legacy Inc.

porcupine grass

Hesperostipa spartea

Sun

Average, sand or gravel

Medium to Dry

Cool season growth, fiberous

May

Source: Sun, fertile loam, mesic

little blustem

Schizachyrium scoparium

Sun

Most soils

Medium to Dry

Reseeding, fibrous

Mid-August

Source: Sun, sandy loam, dry, rocky

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