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An upright, once dominant prairie grass with attractive sprays of seeds that darken to gold once dry. Perfect for adding variety to tallgrass plantings.


Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 4'-6'

Leaf Texture: Medium

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts a variety of grasshopper species, the pepper-and-salt skipper, and a few smaller insects. Provides cover for ground feeding birds and nesting habitat for ground nesting birds. Readily grazed by mammals.

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
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