Purpletop Grass (Tridens flavus), also known as Greasegrass, is a tall native warm season bunchgrass adapted to poor soils. Is consumed by all grazing livestock and does well in mixes of Indiangrass and Little Bluestem. A robust plant with purple seed heads in the fall and grows in old fields, open woods, powerlines and pastures. Beneficial for wildlife, especially for grazing, nesting material, attracts butterflies and larvae host. An important component of the Quail Plantation Mix and stands up well in snow and ice.
Tridens do well in all types of soils and it requires firm soil over seeds after planting to get good plant population.