Sorghastrum nutans

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Sorghastrum nutans

toxic plant in family Poaceae; causes cyanide poisoning.
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Grasslands" present in openings in the oak woodlands were dominated by little bluestem with occasional Indiangrass.
The modern prairie vegetation is dominated by big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium); subdominant species include tall dropseed (Sporobolus asper) and sedges (Carex spp.
Grasses included big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), yellow indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), bufflegrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), and King Ranch bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum).
Included in the "other grasses" category were many of the important species, such as little bluestem, indiangrass, and eastern gamagrass.
4]-grasses on Fort Riley included tall dropseed (Sporobolus composites), Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum; Althoff et al.
Prominent grass species were big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), and Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense).
4] grasses were predominant vegetation on Konza Prairie and included big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), and switch grass (Panicum virgatum).
Dominant plants included the grasses little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) on clays, and various oaks (Quercus stellata and Q.
Coastal prairie in Texas is dominated by little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), brownseed (Paspalum plicatulum), and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans; Diamond and Smeins, 1984).
The bottomland aspect of the Cowleech Prairie Preserve and apparent absence of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) make the Cowleech Prairie Preserve distinctive from the Tripsacum-Panicum-Sorghastrum community described by Diamond and Smeins (1988) for the northeastern blackland prairie.
Principal grasses (Diamond and Smeins, 1985) within the trapping grid in which these harvest mice were taken are little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), with several other species being of secondary importance: big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), tall dropseed (Sporobolus asper), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), and eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides).
Late-successional grasses (yellow Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans, little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium, and side-oats grama Bouteloua curtipendula are present but not abundant.