green needlegrass

green needlegrass

green needlegrass 

Common name: green needlegrass
Botanical name: Nassella viridula

Light: full sun
Height: 18 – 40 inches
Water: moist; goes dormant in drought but revives later in season
Soil type: well-drained fine textured sandy loam to clay loam soils

Perennial native bunchgrass with 4 – 10 inch heads; very palatable to wildlife but decreases with heavy grazing; common on hillsides

photo by bluestem.ca