Zones: 5 -
Size: 2 to 4' tall
Stiff, erect foliage, alternate. Spreads by rhizomes. Roots can be 20' below the surface. Sandy soil. Prevents erosion - dune stabilizer on the east coast. Warm season grass.
'Cape' - from Cape Cod, MA, north half of coast
'Hatteras' - southern east coast
Native to the east coast of North America.
Published in Rhodora 22: 71 in 1920.