Plants By Type
Indian Grass - Sorghastrum nutans
Sorghastrum nutans, normally called Indian grass, is a warm season Missouri neighborhood enduring grass which frequently happens in prairies, glades and open woods all through the State. It was one of the prevalent grasses of the tallgrass prairie which once secured gigantic parts of the Midwest. Frequently grows 3-5' tall and is noted for its upright shape and blue-green foliage. It shapes upright packs of thin, blue-green leaves (to 1/2" wide and 2' long). Foliage turns orange-yellow in fall and when in doubt holds bits of knowledge of shading into the winter. Strong, vertical sprouting stems, completed with tight, feathery, light cocoa bloom panicles (to 12" since a long time prior) highlighted with yellow stamens, rise above the foliage bunch in late summer to 5-6' tall. Panicles dark to bronze/chestnut cocoa in fall as they grow, later obscuring to diminish. Panicles continue giving some interest well into winter.