Ontario Grasses website

Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans

Other common names: Bare Indian Grass

Other scientific names: Andropogon nutans, Chrysopogon avenaceus, Chrysopogon nutans, Sorghum nutans

French names: Faux-sorgho penché

Family: Grass Family (Poaceae)

Group: Grasses

Flowers: Green/Brown

Height: 100-200 cm (39-78 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: This is one of the classic naturalization grasses.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: nutans: nodding

Photographs: 74 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Typical Indian Grass plant. This one is flowering.

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Flowering plant.

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Closeup of the flowers.

Range map for Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)