Grass Family ( Poaceae : Andropogoneae )
Latin Name : Sorghastrum nutans
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – fair
Livestock – good
One of the four primary grasses of the “True Prairie”. This grass is easily identified by the unique auricles at the base of the leaf, they look like “rabbit ears”. Readily grazed by all livestock. Adapted to fertile, moist soils from heavy clays to sands on prairies, savannahs and meadows.