Hello World its Fall!

The rhythm of the seasons are upon us as fall makes its way to Illinois.  The Prairie Dropseed have begun to take on a russet hue as other grasses become a rich autumn amber tone. Its spherical shape and elegant arching presentation, as well as its delicate spikelets or seed heads, make the Prairie Dropseed one of the most beautiful native grasses of on the prairie landscape. Planting grasses and forbs native to a geographical area or habitat helps to establish a sustainable landscape. Sustainable landscapes help to protect water quality and increase biodiversity while providing homeowners the benefits of increased property values and low maintenance landscaping.

October's Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed Spikelet

Specifically, Prairie Dropseed, Sporobolus heterolepis, a deep-rooted perennial, is native to North America with distribution from Montana eastward to Massachusetts and westward to New Mexico. More exact statewide and county specific native Prairie Dropseed distribution can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service Page.

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