Three native grasses that are well-suited for gardens in the upper Midwest are Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans
), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis).
Yellow indiangrass (sorghastrum nutans
) variety = cheyenne preferred, holt acceptable.
The study was conducted at Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa County, Oklahoma (36[degrees]13'24.9"N, 95[degrees]54'10.4"W) 20-27 September 2013 in a managed prairie containing a mixture of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans
), goldenrod (Solidago species), and other species.
Similar results are found in other plants, [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] seed germination stimulation was also obtained in Zinnia elegans , Panicum virgatum, Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans
Some adjacent areas had switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans
The dominant grasses were Sorghastrum nutans
(Indian grass) with an I.V of 19.2 followed by Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem) with an I.V of 13.8, ranking third and sixth in I.V, respectively (Table 1).
(pale purple coneflower), Sorghastrum nutans
(L.) Nash (Indiangrass), Carex bicknellii Britton (Bicknell's sedge), Monarda fistulosa L.
Usually each of the nine fields was planted to Sorghastrum nutans
and either Andropogon gerardii or Schizachyrium scoparium as a second native grass species (Simpson & Esker 1997).
New records for the open prairie habitat at Sixteenth Section include the grasses (Poaceae) Andropogon geradii Vitman, Sorghastrum nutans
(L.), Arundinaria gigantea (Walter) Muhl.
curtipendula, Andropogon gerardii, Sorghastrum nutans
, and Sporobolus
In addition, Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans
), a native tallgrass, and the exotic weedy species sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) both showed dramatic increases in the treatment survey areas over the control area.
The tallgrass prairie is dominated by Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem), Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans
(Indiangrass), Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), and various forbs.