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.