- Common Name(s):
- Pineland threeawn, Wiregrass
- Native Plants, Ornamental Grass, Perennials
An ornamental warm-season grass in the Poaceae family. Found in sandhills and coastal plain regions of the United States. Wiregrass will only produce viable seed if burned during the growing season.
Wiregrass is a perennial, warm-season grass that may grow 1-2 feet in height. The leaves are needle-like and have a white fuzz around the base. Flowers are small and inconspicous. The grass produces yellow seed.
Regions: Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Nut/Seed: Fall/Winter
Wildlife Value: Provides cover year round. Produces seeds eaten by quail and songbirds and provides cover for many birds, reptiles, and small mammals. White-tailed deer may browse foliage but this plant is highly resistant to damage.
- 1-2 ft.
- Flower Color:
NCCES plant id: 3165