Common names: Rattlesnake Grass, Big Quaking Grass
Description: Winter, annual grass.
Flowers: Leaves: Reproduction: Large, short lived seeds. Seeds drop directly under plant, although humans may aid in reproduction through the means of hay dispersal, or roadside mowing if the grass has been mixed in.
Flowering: Habitat and Ecology: Needs an initial disturbance, then may survive for years. Typically inhabits roadsides, praries, grasslands, ditches and other dry areas.