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Yellow Indiangrass

Yellow Indiangrass

(Sorghastrum nutans)
Plant Type: 
Grasses
Yellow indiangrass is a warm season, colonial bunchgrass obtaining a height of up to 7’ in South Texas. It is found along the South Texas Coastal Prairie and Sand Sheet. Other populations exist along streambeds and drainages in northeastern South Texas. It provides excellent forage for livestock, and has value to wildlife as cover and nesting habitat. Yellow indiangrass can be found in solid stands where it is protected from grazing. These dense stands are void of most other vegetation. Yellow indiangrass spreads vegetatively by means of underground rhizomes and by seed. The seeds are easily harvested upon maturity because of the long seed stalks that hold the seed above the foliage.
Peaceful Forest
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