Can Grass Grow in Soil With Gravel?

Several ornamental grasses native to the American prairie thrive in gravelly soil. Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) has tufts of delicate, arching leaves. Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a deep-rooted, clumping grass with blue or red stems. Up to 3 feet high, sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) has striking, orange-speckled flowers.

Keywords: gravel soil grasses, grass for gravel, gravel tolerant grass, prairie grass

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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.