Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)


This classic "tallgrass prairie " plant can grow to great heights.  Named Indian grass because it reportedly associated with Native American camps, probably from the disturbance of food cultivation and from its residents.  It can be aggressive in small landscape settings.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
  • Height 4'-6'
  • Flower Color green
  • Flower Time August, September, October
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