Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Prairie Junegrass
Photo taken on: June 14, 2014
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Plains to subalpine
Habitat: Dry open areas

Grows to 2ft tall in tufts with a narrow dense spike of silvery to purplish, green flowers. Leaves are basal and rolled or folded.

Compare to Orchard Grass which is taller and has flat leaves and longer side branches.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes