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NEW VIDEO: Prairie Dropseed, A Beautiful Native Grass

Prairie dropseed, a native MN grass.
Photo: Mary Meyer, UMN Extension
Fine texture and a noticeable fragrance make prairie dropseed a favorite native grass. With its refined bunch growth habit it will not become a nuisance in the garden and its lovely light flowers make a cloud of mist above the graceful foliage.

Learn how prairie dropseed benefits wildlife and how to use it in your garden in this new Extension video guide:
Like all grasses, prairie dropseed foliage dies back to the ground in late fall. Leave the foliage on the plant in the fall. Clean up the tops in the spring by cutting them back to the ground and moving the old foliage to the compost pile. 

This video is one of three videos in a series on native grasses. For more information on native grasses see our web page: 

Benefits of Native Grasses 

Watch all theExtension videos here.

Author: Mary H. Meyer, Extension Horticulturist and Professor
Video Producer: Gail Hudson, Extension Communications



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