[Junegrass: The Genus Koeleria in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass

Koeleria macrantha

Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis

Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Close-up images of the inflroescence of prairie junegrass as seen in grassy meadows atop Castle Rock, Willamette National Forest.......June 24, 2018.

Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Spikelets of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Prairie junegrass as seen at the Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center off US Highway 97 to the south of Leavenworth, Washington.........June 6, 2015.

Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

The inflorescence of junegrass as seen on lithosol soils near Rimrock Lake in Moses Coulee, north-central Washington........June 7, 2009.

Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) --- Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Two views of prairie junegrass as seen along a small vernal creek near Old Headquarters Road in the Klickitat State Wildlife Area of south-central Washington........June 12, 2009.

Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Culm of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Prairie junegrass as seen along the valley trail to the north of the Painted Rocks, Little Spokane Natural area (Washington State Parks).............July 5, 2011.

Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Prairie junegrass is quite attractive when seen backlit as seen by the photo above taken in grasslands at the Davis Canyon Natural Area Preserve, Okanogan County, Washington.........June 11, 2011.

Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Leaf joint of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Prairie junegrass as seen in grasslands at the southern portion of Fields Springs State Park, Asotin County, Washington...........June 11, 2013.

Inflorescence of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis) - Spikelets of Prairie Junegrass, Prairie Koeler's Grass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonyms: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria gracilis, Koeleria nitida, Koeleria pyramidata, Koeleria yukonensis)

Prairie junegrass as seen at the Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center off US Highway 97 to the south of Leavenworth, Washington.........June 6, 2015.

Paul Slichter