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Mesic to dry prairie and savanna species. Species has no inundation
Provides nutritious grass for grazing and is tolerant to limited grazing.
Attracts birds and provides cover for grassland birds.
Used for upland slope buffers. Dense rhizomatous root system works well on
steep slopes to prevent erosion.
Perennial tufted grass
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Low, found naturally on slopes
Flowering Color and Time
July to September
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