Sorghastrum nutans

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Sorghastrum nutans

toxic plant in family Poaceae; causes cyanide poisoning.
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Yellow indiangrass (sorghastrum nutans) variety = cheyenne preferred, holt acceptable.
Native vegetation of the region included grass species such as big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), green needlegrass (Nassella viridula), and porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea) (Niesar & Hubbard, 1997) interspersed with forbs such as narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia), purple prairie clover (Daha purpurea), white prairie clover (Dalea Candida) and shrubs such as leadplant (Amorpha canescens) and prairie rose (Rosa arkansana).
Vegetation in this area was mainly blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) and buffalo grass (Bouteloua dactyloides), with lower-laying lands and sandy soils containing more little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), and indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans).
Some adjacent areas had switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans).
We're also looking at other native grass feedstocks, like big bluestem and indiangrass.
Indiangrass, big bluestem, and switchgrass ecosystems, which once waved six-foot tassels toward the sky, have been devastated by agriculture.
For a few hundred years, the boreal forest replaced the glacier, but as the weather grew warmer and drier, spruce and fir gave way to oak and hickory, then to bluestem and indiangrass.
A North Missouri boy, I only knew corn and soybeans where once the land was given to Indiangrass, big bluestem and switchgrass.
9:45 EFFECT OF DEFOLIATION FREQUENCY ON GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF LITTLE BLUESTEM AND INDIANGRASS USED IN CONSERVATION BUFFERS
The biotic factors included plants such as big bluestem, little bluestem, Indiangrass, and prairie clover; animals such as bison, antelope, and jackrabbits; insects such as flies and mosquitoes; and microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria (Figure 10-1).
It was still early in the day, and tall strands of indiangrass sprouted from the glittering white crown of the prairie.
Effects of temperature, water potential, and sodium chloride on Indiangrass germination.