Indian Prairie Grass seeds, Sorghastrum nutans, 2 sizes
An all American prairie grass that grows naturally from the Rockies east to the Atlantic coast and up into Canada. Three to eight feet. Indian Grass is one of the first warm season grasses to flower. Its large heads sport bronze seeds on golden stems that provide ample color and texture to empty fields.
Plants are wind-pollinated. Indian Grass can be aggressive, spreading by rhizomes, so is not suited for very small landscapes. Yellow flowers favored by butterflies. Sand, loam, clay, limestone; seasonal poor drainage okay. Sun or Part Shade or Shade. Drought tolerant.
Different species of grasshoppers and caterpillars will feed on the blades of Indian Grass; in turn these insects are important food sources for upland game birds and song birds, who also eat the grass seeds.