This fine-leaved bunch-grass forms beautiful circular clumps with the leaves radiating outward.
I have rarely, seen this prairie grass growing naturally in open prairie in Manitoba, despite its common use in prairie restorations.
Open, pendulous seed heads are soft and fuzzy. The lower leaves and leaf sheaths are also softly hairy.
One of my favourite grasses! Kalm’s brome is generally shorter than fringed brome with more compact, often reddish-tinged seed heads.
Of all the native prairie grasses, it is probably the most fascinating in terms of seed dispersal and germination.
My favourite dry prairie grass! This warm-season bunchgrass has very curly leaves.