Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Bottlebrush Grass

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Hystrix patula

Flower Description:

Blooms begin as green, turning to brown. Bristle-tipped seeds are white.

FamilyPoaceae
Season BloomJuly-August
HabitatBottlebrush grass is somewhat lax-stemmed and is better suited to informal areas. It is one of the few true grasses that prefer shade. The light-green, upright flower clusters are this perennial grass' most interesting feature. The bristle-tipped seeds giving the effect of a bottle brush.
Cycle
Height3'
Leaf DescriptionWide, wavy-margined leaves are held horizontally from the stalk.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland