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Prefers moist soil. Mesic prairie species that survives in wet prairies and
fens. Species is not tolerant of flooding, but is drought tolerant.
Provides a food source for Delaware skipper and forage for deer and
livestock. Also provides cover for wildlife.
Used to stabilize soil and slow surface runoff. Used for upland slope buffer
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Flowering Color and Time
Bronze to steely gray-blue
July to September
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