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Sorghastrum nutansSorghastrum nutans

Indiangrass

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 2.5-8'
Flowers: Aug.-Sept.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.8-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry slopes, prairies, borders of woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

*

Notes

tall clump grass with beautiful seed head; nutritious for livestock



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1324.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004