Sprangletop

A taller grass with seed heads that are burgundy with distinctive white “stripes”.

SPRANGLETOP (Scolochloa festucacea)

A taller grass with seed heads that are burgundy with white “stripes”. The stalks tend to lean over from the weight of the seeds. Sprangletop does well in moist and wet soils, in low spots and along water edges. Colonial.

Life Cycle: perennial, cool season
Sun Exposure: full sun
Fruiting Period: June – July
Height: 3 – 4 ft
Soil: moist – wet