*This item is not for sale and listed as a plant library product for educational purposes only.
• Large, robust perennial bunchgrass with wide, flat leaf blades.
• Seedhead is purple, pyramidal in shape, and drooping; often has an oily substance on the branches.
• Growth starts in early spring.
• Adapted to shady wooded areas of bottomlands and upland sites.
• Does not become palatable to grazing animals until after frost.
• The seed is eaten by birds.