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Indiangrass

Sorghastrum nutans

Description:

36-96 inch perennial, warm season bunchgrass. Plumelike seedheads. The panicle is 8-12 inches long and bronze to yelliwish.

Habitat:

School garden planted with native plants.

Notes:

Yellow Indiangrass is one of the "big four" grasses of the American tallgrass prairie. It is a heavy producer of seeds that are consumed by a variety of birds and small mammals, and is a larval food for butterflies. Parts of the grass are also used for denning and nesting materials.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.09, Long: -97.07

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012

Reference

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