Sorghastrum nutans

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 Sorghastrum nutans subsp. var.  Indian grass, Wood grass
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Habit: grass
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 5 ft to 7 ft
Width: 16 in to 32 in
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
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Flower features: orange, yellow
Poaceae > Sorghastrum nutans var. , Nash

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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