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Plant Name:

Indian Ricegrass

Scientific Name:

Achnatherum hymenoides


Indian Ricegrass is a native, perennial grass with fine, delicate seedheads.


Arid and semi-arid regions, sandy or gravelly soils


Indian Ricegrass provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, small mammals, and insects. The grass's seeds are consumed by wildlife, and the dense growth provides cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Indian Ricegrass thrives in well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils.


Indian Ricegrass is used for erosion control and as a forage grass.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Indian Ricegrass is a staple food source for some Native American tribes.

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