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Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) is a medium-sized grass that ranges from three to seven feet in height. It frequently grows in clumps, but it may also be found growing as a single stalk. The stem is hollow but stiff and upright. The leaves are blue-green in color and flat. They may grow anywhere from 2…… Continue reading Indian Grass
Side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) takes its name from its peculiar inflorescence. It grows a stalk varying in length from 3 to 16 inches and tending to zigzag. Somewhere between 12 and 60 very short branches grow from this stalk, dangling to one side. Each branch has three to eight spikelets resembling oat seeds, especially as…… Continue reading Side-Oats Grama
Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) is a tall bunchgrass species that ranges from four to eight feet in height. It forms clumps one to four feet across and connected with tough, knotty rhizomes. The roots extend as far as 20 feet below the surface of the ground. The plants are further anchored by corms—short, swollen stems…… Continue reading Eastern Gamagrass
Is this common weed overrunning your field, pasture, or lawn? Good news—it’s relatively easy to manage.
This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.
Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) is characteristic of a shortgrass prairie plant, only reaching two to eight inches in height. It may grow upright, or its stems may lie on the ground and curl up toward the tips. They are slender and solid. The leaf blades are fine-textured, being less than 1/8 inch wide. They reach…… Continue reading Buffalo Grass
This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.
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In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.