Prairie grass is most active in winter and early spring, and will not withstand intensive grazing. The seed heads can grow to heights of 1 metre or more, and are palatable to stock. This image is from an 1887 book, A manual of the grasses and forage-plants useful to New Zealand.
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Reference: Thomas Mackay, A manual of the grasses and forage-plants useful to New Zealand. Part 1. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1887, fig. VI
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