|Sorghastrum nutans subsp. var.||Indian grass, Wood grass|
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), also called Indian grass, is a North American prairie grass, and is the official state grass of both Oklahoma and South Carolina. Indiangrass is a perennial bunchgrass, prominent in tallgrass prairie, along with big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Sorghastrum nutans, Nash (Chrysopogon nutans, Benth. Andropogon avenaceus, Michx.). Indian Grass. In large clumps, perennial, 3-5 ft. tall, bearing beautiful narrow panicles, 6-12 in. long, the copious golden hairs and brilliant yellow anthers producing a charming effect when in bloom, turning to a bronzy brown; culms simple, lvs. pale. A native species occurring on dry soils from the Atlantic to the Rocky Mts.—Useful for the wild border. One of the handsomest natives; very hardy and worthy of greater use. CH
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