Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Yellow Indian grass
Sorghastrum nutans
Location: Front central bed
This native perennial grass is 3-7' tall and unbranched. It was one of the dominant grasses of the prairies that covered much of Illinois during historical times.
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Genus: Sorghastrum (Indian grass)
Family: Poaceae (grasses)
Order: Cyperales (grasses and sedges)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)