Native to US and is the major range grass of
northern and central Great Plains but occurs in every western
state. Medium height cool season, long-lived, coarse-leaf,
sod-forming perennial grass.
One to 3' tall, with strong spreading rhizomes. Bluish green
leaves. Flowers are a short, stiff spike 2 to 6" long with
spikelets tightly overlapping and somewhat flattened with 4 to 10
flowers per spikelet.