Prairie June Grass

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 6 - 24 inches
Botanical Name Koeleria pyramidta
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Description

Prairie Junegrass is a perennial cool season bunchgrass. It greens up early in the spring and provides good early spring forage and fair late spring forage for livestock. The narrow leaves form small basal clusters with several seedheads.

Junegrass is cold, heat and drought tolerant and grows on rangeland meadows, plains, mountains foothills and open forestlands. It is best adapted to well drained soils such as sandy loams.

It is best when seeded in the spring. Seed reaches maturity in July and August depending on latitude and elevation. Prairie Junegrass may be vulnerable to some insects such as the striped flea beetle which will cause the lead tops to wilt.

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