Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash image
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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

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Thomas Givnish
Family Poaceae
Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash
yellow Indian grass
Sorghastrum: Greek meaning "a poor imitation of sorghum" for its resemblance to sorghum genus
nutans: nodding or drooping, usually the flowers
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 5'-7' tall grass
Flower: blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: full sun; dry, moderate moisture, to wet; prairies; in sandy, loamy soil

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Andropogon nutans L.
Sorghastrum avenaceum (Michx.) Nash

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