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Sorghastrum secundum (Lopsided indiangrass)
Cressler, Alan

Sorghastrum secundum

Sorghastrum secundum (Elliott) Nash

Lopsided Indiangrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Andropogon secundus

USDA Symbol: SOSE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: 3 to 6 feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , LA , MS , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Research Literature

Reslit 1383 - Ornamental Landscape Performance of Native and Nonnative Grasses under Low-input Conditions (2009) M. Thetford, J. G. Norcini, B. Ballard and J. H. A...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Sorghastrum secundum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sorghastrum secundum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sorghastrum secundum


Record Modified: 2015-05-12
Research By: JAM

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