June Grass (Koeleria Cristata, also known as Koeleria macrantha) 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 feet, and is a cool season grass commonly found in sandy soil of dry upland prairies and open woods. June Grass grows straight up, has relatively fine leaves and has a shallow root system. June Grass is a long-lived perennial. June Grass has small and skinny leaves. Its flowers look like long fuzzy spikes and bloom in May-July and mostly June
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Max Height||2 feet|
|Germ Code||A,G, D|
|Seeds Per Ounce||200,000|
Edible Uses: Seed - cooked. It is ground into a powder and eaten like porridge or used as a flour for making bread etc.
Medicinal Uses: "The plant has been used in the treatment of cuts.
Other Uses: "The leaf blades of the plant have been tied together and used as paintbrushes and brooms. Bunches of the leaf blades, about 30cm long, have been tied with string or yucca fibre, and used as a scourer for cleaning pans etc. The straw has been mixed with adobe to give strength and adhesion when building walls."
Herbal Uses: Unknown