Ventenata grass

(Ventenata dubia)

  • 6 - 18” tall
  • Blooms May to August
  • The inflorescence is an open panicle, pyramidal in shape, 1 - 3” long, light yellow in color
  • Leaf color: bright green (early spring); nodes reddish- to purplish-black (late spring); silvery-green before senescence
  • Leaves mostly on the lower half of stem with open leaf sheaths and glabrous, membranous ligules
  • The stem is erect, appears smooth, tiny hairs noticeable when magnified