The golden inflorescence of Indian Grass is beautiful this time of year as the sun highlights the florets.
A tall, native perennial grass of prairies throughout much of North America, it reaches heights of 6 feet or more.
According to the Illinois Wildflowers website, many species of grasshoppers feed upon the grass blades. The grasshoppers are sought out by insectivorous songbirds and upland game birds.
Indian Grass is native to the central and eastern North America. See map below for range.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.