June grass

(Koeleria macrantha)

Conservation Status
June grass
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N4N5 - Apparently Secure to Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 24

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Sand barrens, prairies, sand dunes, abandoned fields.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

June to July

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28, 29, 30.

 
  5/28/2022      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank BOP clade  
  Subfamily Pooideae  
  Supertribe Poodae  
  Tribe Poeae  
  Subtribe Aveninae  
 

Genus

Koeleria (June grasses)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Koeleria cristata

Koeleria cristata var. longifolia

Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum

Koeleria gracilis

Koeleria nitida

oeleria pyramidata

Koeleria yukonensis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

June grass

Junegrass

prairie June grass

prairie Junegrass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Nancy Falkum

 
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Hairy Puccoon, Rose, and June Grass

 
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Culm

 
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Slideshows
 
Koeleria macrantha - prairie junegrass
Matt Lavin
  Koeleria macrantha - prairie junegrass  
 
About

Prairie junegrass is a native perennial bunchgrass, the panicles are mostly contracted, at least when not in anthesis, each spikelet has two similar florets and each floret bears a fairly large translucent palea, which renders the silver-green-brown variegated coloration of the seedhead. One of the very few members of Aveneae to be native and common in open arid steppe vegetation (e.g., sagebrush steppe) in good ecological condition.

 

 

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Other Videos
 
  Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha) - 2020-06-18
Westdelta
 
   
 
About

Jul 8, 2020

Koeleria macrantha is a species of grass known by the common name prairie Junegrass in North America and crested hair-grass in the UK. It is widespread across much of Eurasia and North America. It occurs in many habitat types, especially prairie.

Geo location: 51.987244, 4.119166

 
  Grass Identification: Prairie Junegrass
HPRanchPracticum
 
   
 
About

Jul 5, 2017

Learn how to identify prairie junegrass in the field.

 
  Prairie junegrass
West Holt FFA
 
   
 
About

ep 22, 2019

Identification of the range grass Prairie Junegrass.

 
  Koeleria June grass
brent horvath
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 18, 2013

June grass in the wind

   

 

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5/27/2022

Location: Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA, Weaver Dunes Unit

June grass  
  Nancy Falkum
6/10/2017

Location: Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA, Weaver Dunes Unit

Hairy Puccoon, Rose, and June Grass

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