Danthonia sp.

Widespread in NYS, both Danthonia spicata (poverty grass) and D. compressa (northern oat grass) are short and tough. They grow on road & woodland edges, rocky ledges, woodland openings, mostly on thin soils. Used in native/low mow lawn in Cornell's Mundy Wildflower Garden.

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
oatgrass
Type: 
Native
Grasses, Sedges, Rushes
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Part Shade
Groundcover

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