Junegrass is most visible before the summer becomes too hot. It has narrow green leaves and spike like seed heads that are quite beautiful.
||Koeleria macrantha K. cristata
|Height and Spread
||20 – 50 cm tall.
||Up to 30 cm spread.
||Does not have visible flowering.
||Greyish-green to bright green.
|Light and Water
||Grows in open grasslands or open forests. More shade tolerant than other common native grasses.
||Grows in dry conditions.
||Similar to some other native grasses, Junegrass seed can be cooked or ground down to make porridge or flour substitutes.
||With its dense tufts of leaves, Junegrass is good early season forage for wildlife such as elk, deer, and bighorn sheep.
||June grass has small tufts of brighter green leaves that grow densely and provide a showy bunchgrass look for garden settings.
||Junegrass is named for its flowering time which generally centres in June.
||Junegrass can be readily propagated from seed.