Green Needle Grass
Green needle grass is a tufted perennial with slender stems that grow up to 90 cm tall. It is a cool-season grass that is valuable for forage in both early spring and fall. (Van Bruggen 11)
Growth habit and range: This is a loosely tufted, cool season, erect grass which grows to a height of 50–100 cm. It is commonly found in moderately dry to moist areas throughout the prairie and parkland regions of the province.
Description: The blades are flat, dark green, somewhat shiny, 2–5 mm wide, and up to 25 cm long. The flowers occur in a narrow panicle measuring 10–20 cm in length. Each seed is dark in colour and measures about 5–6 mm long.
Van Bruggen, Theodore. 1983. Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Plants of the Northern Plains and Black Hills. Badlands Natural History Association, SD.