SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sorghastrum nutans
COMMON NAME: Indian Grass, Yellow Indian Grass
- Several species of grasshoppers feed on the foliage of Indian Grass & grasshoppers are an important food source for many grassland birds.
- The foliage is also eaten by hoofed mammals, including bison, cattle, & deer.
- Because of its height and tendency to remain erect, it provides nesting habitat and protective cover for many kinds of birds, including the Ring-necked Pheasant, Greater Prairie Chicken, Northern Bobwhite, Mourning Dove, and Field Sparrow.