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An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter

On mesic  sites with full sun, Indian Grass (_Sorghastrum nutans_) grows well. The plant pictured here is just coming into bloom, expanding  at the top while still tightly clustered below.  The flowering heads expand just as the anthers begin to release pollen.  This species is wind-pollinated, but bees may also visit grasses to collect pollen.

On mesic sites with full sun, Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans) grows well. The plant pictured here is just coming into bloom, expanding at the top while still tightly clustered below. The flowering heads expand just as the anthers begin to release pollen. This species is wind-pollinated, but bees may also visit grasses to collect pollen.