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American Beakgrain, Beak Grass
Part to full shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich soil but tolerates average. 1-3 feet height, blooms in summer, greenish flowers, will naturalize by slender rhizomes and can form dense colonies under optimum growing conditions.
Germination Code: C(60), G
Native Region: Middle Tennessee and lightly in East Tennessee
Warm season. Shiny, dark green, arching foliage provides an attractive groundcover in shady areas. Each seed is tapered to a blunt beak, which gives rise to its common name. Tolerates dense shade and dry soil. Turns a rich golden brown in fall.