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Andropogon gerardii. One of the dominant grasses in Ontario's tallgrass prairie. This warm season, sun loving grass reaches 150 cm or more and produces distinctive three-part seed heads that resemble a turkey foot. The foliage turns a spectacular mix of red orange and bronze colours in the fall and can be left standing for winter interest. Hardy to zone 3 and tolerant of most soil types.
Schizachyrium scoparium. Another grass of the tallgrass prairie. This is one of the shortest grasses in the prairie, reaching 1 m. or so. Late in the season, fluffy white seed heads contrast beautifully with the warm orangey colours of the autumn foliage. Grassy foliage provides cover and nesting habitat for ground nesting birds.
Sorghastrum nutans. One of the most beautiful native grasses found in Ontario's tallgrass prairie. Indian grass forms large clumps of foliage topped with soft, golden seed heads. Summer foliage sometimes has a bluish-purple cast and fall foliage is bronze. Hardy plants prefer full sun and do well in most soils. Leave standing in the garden for winter interest.
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. One of the dominant grasses in the tallgrass praire. This Ontario native grass is used in pasture, for erosion control, in wildlife plantings and as an ornamental grass. The plants grow to 1-2 m. and produce sprays of airy seed heads in the fall. Perennial.