Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
Grass (Native Species)
Habitat: mixed grass and short grass prairies
Description: Short-lived, cool-season, perennial bunchgrass.
Occurs in clumps with narrow spike-like seed heads (2-5 inches
long) that open slightly during pollination. Matures early in
Height: 6-20 inches
Other names: Prairie junegrass
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Junegrass is a
forage for livestock and wildlife but can easily be overgrazed
because of its early maturation. As grazing pressure increase
its abundance decreases.
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