Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

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1/2-pint plug

Exposure: Full - Partial Sun
Moisture: Medium - Dry
Height: 6 Feet
Bloom: August

Description: Indian Grass is one of the first warm season grasses to form seeds and they are rich clusters of bronze colored seed. Golden stems and large seed heads provide ample color and texture to plantings and birds will enjoy the seeds come fall.  Plants are wind-pollinated. Indian Grass can be aggressive, spreading by rhizomes, so is not suited for very small landscapes. Different species of grasshoppers and caterpillars will feed on the blades of Indian Grass; in turn these insects are important food sources for upland game birds and song birds, where they will also find ideal nesting habitat in stands of tall prairie grasses such as Indian Grass. Indian Grass is one of the host plants of the Pepper and Salt Skipper and the Ottoe Skipper.