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Prairie grasses stand the test of time

September 3, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

SAND LOVEGRASS (Eragrostis trichodes) presents itself at this time of year as one of the primary grasses one may see at the Marietta Sand Prairie. Its extensive successful reintroduction as part of the management of the prairie, attests to this grass being the right plant in the right place. Sand Lovegrass reproduces by seed and tillers and it is hardy and long-lived. Its distribution ranges from Minnesota to Texas and Wyoming to New York. This drought tolerant grass is well suited for plantings on sandy soils to help with erosion control.



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