Sunday, June 11, 2017

Native species of the American landscape are beautiful.

Native grasses (click here) mingle beautifully with wildflowers in both naturalized and formal settings. Many have striking fall color with seedheads that add visual interest well into winter. Grasses are an important part of a balanced ecosystem or a naturalized landscape. At one time they formed the foundation of the vast North American Prairie.

The beautiful plant to the left is "Virginia Wild Rye."

Elymus virginicus (click here)

This is just one example. The species of the American grassland are many.

Just a few:

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Big Bluestem Seed (Andropogon gerardii)
Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Sideoats Grama Seed (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa)