Stems grow from short, scaly rhizomes. The nodes are fuzzy. The leaf blades are wide and long with a long ligule that resembles rabbit ears when dry. The panicle is 8 to 12 inches long and bronze to yellow in color. The awns are about 1⁄2 inch long with a bend in the middle. They are closely twisted before the bend.
Yellow Indiangrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 36 to 96 inches tall.
Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.
Grows on bottomland and in protected places and is a premier grass of the tallgrass prairie.
Stem Texture: Hairy
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 01 - Pineywoods, 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains, 09 - High Plains, 10 - Trans-Pecos
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)