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  • AGROPYRON SMITHII | Water Plantain
    $0.00 Choose Options AGROPYRON SMITHII | Western Wheat Grass
    Perennial, cool, native, fair grazing for wildlife, good grazing value for livestock. 1-2' tall, growing from gray, slender, creeping rootstock. Blue-green stems and leaves. Leaves straight, broad, rough, strongly nerved on...

  • AGROPYRON TRACHYCAULUM | Slender Wheat Grass
    $3.00 Choose Options AGROPYRON TRACHYCAULUM | Slender Wheat Grass
    Slender wheatgrass is a short-lived, native, perennial bunchgrass that is widely distributed. It was the first native grass to be grown under cultivation. Sun...

  • ANDROPOGON GERARDI | Big Blue Stem
    $1.25 Choose Options ANDROPOGON GERARDI | Big Blue Stem
    "This native perennial grass is 3-8' tall, more or less erect, and unbranched or little branched. Each culm is terete, tan, and hairless; its nodes are dark-colored, slightly swollen, and glaucous. There are several...

  • ANDROPOGON SCOPARIUM | Little Blue Stem
    $1.25 Choose Options ANDROPOGON SCOPARIUM | Little Blue Stem
    This native perennial grass is 2-3' tall and tufted at the base. The culms are tan or reddish brown, hairless, and terete; the base of each culm is erect, rather than decumbent across the ground. Alternate leaves are...

  • $3.00 Choose Options BECKMANNIA SYZIGACHNE | American Slough Grass
    American sloughgrass (Beckmannia Syzigachne) is characteristically found in damp habitats such as wet ground or shallow water and at the margins of ponds, lakes, and streams but may also grow along ditches. It is considered...

  • BOUTELOUA CURTIPENDULA  | Sideoats Grama
    $1.25 Choose Options BOUTELOUA CURTIPENDULA | Sideoats Grama
    (PLS) Side-oats grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) is a bunchy, sod-forming grass with 2-3 ft. stems in erect, wiry clumps. Purplish, oat-like spikelets uniformly line one side of the stem, bleaching to a tan color in the fall...

  • BOUTELOUA GRACILIS | Blue Grama
    $1.25 Choose Options BOUTELOUA GRACILIS | Blue Grama
    (PLS) Blue Grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) is an important, drought-resistant, short grass in the mixed prairies and throughout the Great Plains and Southwest. It can be confused with Hairy grama Grass (B.hirusta), which is...

  • BROMUS CILIATUS | Fringed Brome
    $1.25 Choose Options BROMUS CILIATUS | Fringed Brome
    (PLS) Fringed Brome (Bromus Ciliatus) has a drooping florets oat-like appearance. Cool-season, clump-forming grass. Often with conifers such as cedars Drooping florets oat-like appearance. Cool-season, clump-forming grass...

  • BROMUS KALMII | Kalm's Brome
    $1.25 Choose Options BROMUS KALMII | Kalm's Brome
    (PLS) Kalm's Brome (Bromus Kalmii) is a slender stemmed grass, 2-3 ft. tall, with a drooping, few-flowered seedhead. Each branch of the seedhead bears 1-3 flattened, wheat-like spikelets. Sun...

  • BROMUS PURGANS | Hairy Wood Chess
    $1.25 Choose Options BROMUS PURGANS | Hairy Wood Chess
    (PLS) Bromus purgans (Hairy Wood Chess) is also called Bromus pubescens or Hairy Woodland Brome. Height: 4' Soil. Wet-Mesic, Mesic. Sun...

  • BUCHLOE DACTYLOIDES | Buffalo Grass
    $1.25 Choose Options BUCHLOE DACTYLOIDES | Buffalo Grass
    (PLS) Buffalo grass is a warm-season, native, perennial shortgrass. It grows between 2 and 5 inches (5-13 cm) tall and spreads out between six feet and 12 feet (3-4 m). It has a round hollow stem with gray, green curly...

  • CALAMAGROSTIS CANADENSIS | Blue Joint Grass
    $1.25 Choose Options CALAMAGROSTIS CANADENSIS | Blue Joint Grass
    (PLS) Blue Joint Grass (Calamagrostis Canadensis) is a perennial, clump-forming grass grows to a height of 3-5 ft. Many slender stems arise from small rhizomes; each topped by a large, slightly nodding, branched...

  • ELYMUS CANADENSIS | Canada Wild Rye
    $1.25 Choose Options ELYMUS CANADENSIS | Canada Wild Rye
    During the late spring and summer, this native perennial grass is tufted at the base, producing unbranched culms about 3-5' tall. Each culm has about 8 alternate leaves that are distributed throughout its length; the lower...

  • ELYMUS RIPARIUS |Riverbank Wild Rye
    $1.25 Choose Options ELYMUS RIPARIUS |Riverbank Wild Rye
    (PLS) Riverbank Wildrye (Riparius) is generally described as a perennial graminoid. Most active growth period is in the spring and summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the mid summer, with fruit and seed...

  • ELYMUS VILLOSUS | Silky Wild Rye
    $3.00 Choose Options ELYMUS VILLOSUS | Silky Wild Rye
    Edible Uses: Unknown Medicinal Uses: Unknown Herbal Uses: Unknown     Click Here for Detailed Info Sun Exposure               Savanna,...

  • ELYMUS VIRGINICUS | Virigina Wild Rye
    $1.25 Choose Options ELYMUS VIRGINICUS | Virigina Wild Rye
    This native perennial grass is about 2½–4' tall with unbranched culms. These culms are terete, light green, glabrous, and erect. Several alternate leaves occur along the entire length of each culm. The blades of...

  • ERAGROSTIS TRICHODES | Sand Love Grass
    $3.00 Choose Options ERAGROSTIS TRICHODES | Sand Love Grass
    (PLS) Sand Love Grass (Eragrostis Trichodes) A member of the Grass Family (Poaceae). Sand lovegrass is a warm-season, short-lived, perennial bunch grass. The height ranges from 2-1/2 to 5 feet. The leaf blade is flat. It is...

  • GLYCERIA GRANDIS | American Manna grass
    $1.25 Choose Options GLYCERIA GRANDIS | American Manna grass
    (PLS) American Mannagrass (Glyceria Grandis) is most commonly found in wet areas such as riverbanks and ponds. This is a rhizomatous perennial grass bearing thin stems which approach two meters in maximum height. The sturdy...

  • GLYCERIA STRIATA | Fowl Manna grass
    $1.25 Choose Options GLYCERIA STRIATA | Fowl Manna grass
    This native perennial grass is 2–3½' tall, forming tufts of unbranched culms that are erect to ascending. Each culm is light to medium green, terete, and glabrous; there are about 6 alternate leaves along its...

  • Sweet Grass
    $1.60 Choose Options HIEROCHLOE ODORATA | Sweet Grass
    Hierochloe odorata or Anthoxanthum nitens, also known as sweet grass, buffalo grass, bison grass, holy grass (UK), manna grass, Sun...

  • $1.25 Choose Options HYSTRIX PATULA | Bottlebrush Grass
    (PLS) Bottlebrush Grass (Hystrix Patula) is a cool season native perennial grass is 2 Sun Exposure               Savanna, Woodland Soil Moisture...

  • KOELERIA CRISTATA | June Grass
    $1.25 Choose Options KOELERIA CRISTATA | June Grass
    June Grass (Koeleria Cristata) has pale green-silvery colored flowers. Its lower stems are covered with small hair about .5 inches along the stem. The stem is hollow at the bottom of the plant. June Grass grows to about 1-2...

  • LEERSIA ORYZOIDES | Rice Cut Grass
    $3.00 Choose Options LEERSIA ORYZOIDES | Rice Cut Grass
    "This native perennial grass is 2-4' tall, more or less erect, and unbranched or sparingly so. The culms are light to yellowish green, terete, hollow, and sparingly covered with short stiff hairs. The blades of the alternate...

  • MUHLENBERGIA RACEMOSA | Upland Wild Timothy
    $15.00 Choose Options MUHLENBERGIA RACEMOSA | Upland Wild Timothy
    Upland Wild Timothy, (Marsh Muhly), is a warm season grass; it actively grows in summer. It's light green color is unlike other grasses.   Click Here for Detailed Info Sun...

  • Low Growing, No Mow Lawn Grass -  Minimal maintenance - all soil and sun types
    $6.00 NO-MOW - LOW-GROW LAWN SEED
    Price per Lb. No Mow | Low Grow Lawn Seed - is a unique eco-friendly, low maintenance, cool season mix comprised of fine-leaf fescues. Grows in almost every soil and sun type. Sun, Part Shade, or shade, this grass will...

  • PANICUM VIRGATUM | Switchgrass
    $1.25 Choose Options PANICUM VIRGATUM | Switchgrass
    (PLS) This native perennial grass is 3-6' tall and more or less erect; it usually grows in large bunches. The culms are light to medium green, terete, glabrous, and fairly stout; each culm has several alternate leaves that...

  • PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA | False Dragonhead
    $1.25 Choose Options PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA | False Dragonhead
    "False Dragonhead, Dragon Head, Lion's Heart, Obedient Plant" Physostegia is from the Greek for "bladder covering" referring to the inflated appearance of the flowers. Virginiana means "of Virginia" referring to the location...

  • POA PALUSTRUS | Fowl Blue Grass
    $8.00 Choose Options POA PALUSTRUS | Fowl Blue Grass
    Fowl Blue Grass is sometimes encountered on stream banks and in other moist to fairly dry habitats. It is similar to P. palustris except for its smaller stature and densely tufted nature. It can be distinguished from P...

  • $1.25 Choose Options SCIRPUS CYPERINUS | Wool Grass
    Wool Grass ( Scirpus Cyperinus) is a native perennial plant consists of a clump of low vegetative shoots, from which arises one or more flowering stalks about 3-5' tall. The stout culms of the these flowering stalks are...

  • SORGHASTRUM NUTANS | Indiangrass
    $1.25 Choose Options SORGHASTRUM NUTANS | Indiangrass
    (PLS) This native perennial grass is 3-7' tall and unbranched. It typically consists of tight bunches of flowering culms and their leaves. The culms are terete, glabrous, and light green to pale yellow. The blades of the...

  • $3.00 Choose Options SPARGANIUM EURYCARPUM | Giant Bur Reed
    (PLS) Very common throughout the entire US, Here in Allamakee county it is much less common than it is in the Lakes Region of Iowa. Can reach 4 feet tall and has distinctive, large, bur-shaped fruits. Leaves are very stiff...

  • SPARTINA PECTINATA | Prairie Cordgrass
    $1.25 Choose Options SPARTINA PECTINATA | Prairie Cordgrass
    (PLS) This native perennial grass is about 4-7' tall and unbranched. The central culm is green to light brown, terete (round in cross-section), and glabrous. The alternate leaves are located primarily along the lower half of...

  • SPOROBOLIS ASPERA | Tall Dropseed
    $1.50 Choose Options SPOROBOLIS ASPERA | Tall Dropseed
    Tall Dropseed (Sporobolis Aspera), sometimes named Sprobolis compositus is native perennial grass is 2½–5' tall.   It is often tufted at the base, sending up multiple culms from short rootstocks. The light...

  • SPOROBOLIS HETEROLEPIS | Prairie Dropseed
    $1.50 Choose Options SPOROBOLIS HETEROLEPIS | Prairie Dropseed
    (PLS) Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) is a species of perennial prairie grass native to a widespread area of the US (from the Mid-West to the eastern seaboard . Taking up to five years to mature from seed, the...

  • SPOROBOLUS CRYPTANDRUS | Sand Dropseed
    $0.00 Choose Options SPOROBOLUS CRYPTANDRUS | Sand Dropseed
    (PLS) Sand Dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) is a grass species forming a tuft of stems growing up to a meter long with a thick stem base. It grows in a wide variety of habitat types, including disturbed areas such as...

  • STIPA SPARTEA | Porcupine Grass
    $1.25 Choose Options STIPA SPARTEA | Porcupine Grass
    (PLS) Porcupine Grass (Stipa Spartea) is a cool season grass that is found in the dry open prairie. It's preference is full sun, mesic to dry conditions. Habitats include mesic to dry black soil prairies, sand prairies,...

  • UNEOLA LATIFOLIA | River Oats
    $1.25 Choose Options UNEOLA LATIFOLIA | River Oats
    (PLS) River Oats ( Uniola Latifolia) makes a great ornamental grass. The long stalks on which the seed heads cluster are born bright green, turning light brownish-tan in autumn and usually persisting into the winter. It is...