Are there some native ornamental grasses that I could grow in my yard?
Most any section of the country has native grasses that also make outstanding ornamentals. Of course, a plant that is native to one region may be an exotic in another. Check with your local cooperative extension office or garden center for suggestions of native grasses that will thrive in your area. To get you started, here are some of the more commonly available native grasses. Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) - Midwest and Great Plains Blue gramagrass (Bouteloua gracilis) - dry sites throughout North America Bottlebrush grass (Hystrix patula) - East Coast