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Sorghastrum nutans, native

  • Warm season perennial
  • Bluish-green vegetation during the spring and summer, changing to a showy deep orange to purple in fall
  • Tolerant to wildfires
  • Used in roadside cover and on areas subject to wind erosion
  • Grazed by livestock and wildlife
  • Found on the tall grass prairies
  • Grows in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec
  • Common in prairies, open woods, fields and dry slopes
  • Grows best in deep, well-drained floodplain soils

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Acidic
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 170,000
Canopy Mature Height 1-2m

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