Sometimes referred to as "eyelash grass" because of it's fringed, one-sided inflorescence sitting on top of it's stalk. These "monocles" remain on the plant throughout winter, providing lovely detail poking out of the snow. It is a bunch-grass, and tolerates traffic so well that it can be used as a native turf. I have it interspersed throughout my wildflower garden in an attempt to create a natural looking, high desert meadow. Very drought tolerant, it is naturally a part of the shortgrass prairie, and is browsed regularly by deer and elk. It is very tolerant of this however, regenerating quickly. It is the state grass of Colorado and new Mexico.
I'm in Wyoming for the weekend, celebrating the first birthday of my grandson, Hudson Tate! Forgive me if I don't find time to reply or comment. As always, I so appreciate your visit!
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