Alopecurus saccatus [A howellii]

Howell's Foxtail

Plant family: Poaceae - Grass


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Coastal Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

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Plant Highlights

This west coast native grows in moist areas at low elevations. This annual grass forms tufts of stout, erect stems to about 1 foot high. Flower spikes form in midspring which are yellow to reddish brown in color. Shear the flowers off to keep the foilage attractive longer. This is a summer dormant grass and new growth will appear in the fall. We suggest you divide the clump every 2 to 3 years to keep under control.

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