This is growing on my sons property next door. When I 1st noticed it in April or May, the grass was only 3 to 4 inches high and it had left over bloom spikes. My DH didn't mow it down because he liked it and I do too.. As the weather
warmed, it grew quickly. I'm sure it will throw up new bloom spikes this fall.
Does anyone recognize it?
Thanks Ecrane and Jan. Well it was the tall spikes that threw me off, looking like the flowering spikes that ornamental grasses sport. We will keep it around, it's not spreading and we like its looks. Nice to have something
It is a host plant to butterfly. Not sure if it is Swallowtail or which, but mine would get eaten bare by the caterpillars. So I left it in my yard, I like the look also. It is a perennial where I was in zone 7 at the time. It has a sort of citrus scent also.