Koeleria macrantha is a species of grass known by the common name prairie Junegrass. In the UK it is known as crested hair-grass. It is native to much of North America, from Alaska to California, from northern Mexico to the Eastern United States. It occurs in a large number of habitat types, especially prairie.
Koeleria macrantha is a short, tuft-forming perennial bunchgrass, reaching heights from 20–70 centimetres (7.9–28 in). The leaves are basal and up to about 20 centimeters long. The inflorescence is nearly cylindrical and may taper somewhat toward the tip. It holds shiny tan spikelets which are sometimes tinted with purple, each about half a centimeter long.
- A PLANTS profile of Koeleria macrantha (prairie Junegrass) from the USDA PLANTS database, retrieved May 17, 2010
- North American distribution map from USDA
- Koeleria macrantha Research Information.
- Eric Liskey. "Where is turf going?". Retrieved May 17, 2010.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Koeleria macrantha
- USDA Plants Profile: Koeleria macrantha
- Koeleria macrantha - Photo gallery
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