La Crosse, Wisconsin

Indiangrass

Indiangrass

  • Often chosen for beautification projects
  • Moderately tolerant of acidic and saline conditions
  • Grows from 5-7 feet tall
  • Moderate shade tolerance
  • Strong fire tolerance
  • Excellent for wildlife nesting areas
  • Great livestock forage grass

Indiangrass is a native, warm-season grass of good value as a livestock forage grass. Production runs high when managed in a pure stand. Indiangrass may form patches of sod and occur in bunches; it endures a wide range of weather extremes and is easily established from seed. Suited to all soil types except those saturated for an extended period, Indiangrass is considered to be an excellent native grass for most purposes. Biologist’s rate Indiangrass as excellent for nesting and rearing areas of wildlife.

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