Tag: grass

Festuca californica

California fescue, Festuca californica, is a showy clump forming bunchgrass.  Its dull green to silvery blue foliage persists throughout the year, making it an excellent choice for any native garden.  California fescue grows quickly to a large graceful clump roughly 2 feet in diameter, and because it does not form rhizomes, remains fairly contained.  However, in the […]

Koeleria macrantha

In the beginning of the summer, when most people are getting ready for 4th of July, Koeleria macrantha, or prairie junegrass, are setting seed. In a way they resemble miniature fireworks with their golden white spikes of seed fanning out above the tuft of leaves. Check out a fantastic photograph displaying this resemblance at the UBC […]