Sorghastrum elliottii Sorghastrum elliottii
- Long-bristled Indian-grass
- Nodding Indiangrass
- Slender Indiangrass
An ornamental warm-season perennial grass in the Poaceae family. It has alternate, simple leaf blades 3/16" wide dull green to yellow-green with parallel veination.
Nodding Indiangrass is a perennial, warm-season grass that may grow 4-6 feet tall. It has rough, ribbon-like leaves and is scattered throughout NC in open habitats, including roadsides. Nodding flower panicles occur in late summer and early fall.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall/Winter
Wildlife Value: Provides excellent cover year round. Seeds are eaten by songbirds and small mammals. Deer resistance is high.
Compare this Plant to: Sorghastrum nutans
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Native Plant
- Ornamental Grass
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- Hairs Present:
- Stem Is Aromatic:
- Landscape Theme:
- Winter Garden
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