• Prairie cordgrass is rhizomatous; widely spreading and scaly.
• Growth starts in early spring; produces flowers in the late summer.
• Reproduces from seeds and rhizomes; may grow in nearly pure stands.
• Leaves are coarse
• Furnishes poor to fair forage for livestock; becomes unpalatable with maturity
• Adapted to marshy meadows, along sales, ditches, and moist areas; in both fresh and salt water areas.
• Indicates a high water table; not frequently found in the Panhandle