Prairie Dropseed

Botanical Name: Sporobolus heterolepis

Height: about 50 cm

Season of bloom: August

Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean soil. Plant makes a tight clump,

Wildlife benefits: All native grasses contribute many ecological benefits.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Seed from central Ontario

Remarks: Symmetrical fountain shape. Flowers held on long stalks above the tightly clumped leaves. Golden fall colour. Absolutely gorgeous.

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