Yellow stargrass

Ranked S3, or vulnerable, in Manitoba.

YELLOW STARGRASS (Hypoxis hirsuta)

Ranked S3, or vulnerable, in Manitoba, yellow stargrass puts on an amazing show in spring and early summer. The leaves are sedge-like with sparse long hairs. Stargrass does well in prairie settings that don’t have a lot of tall competition and is incredibly attractive when intermixed with blue-eyed grass.

Grows with violets, wild strawberry, upland white goldenrod, tufted hairgrass and prairie dropseed.

Flower Colour: yellow
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun – part shade
Bloom Period: May – July
Height: 4 – 8”
Soil: dry – moist