Oryzopsis hymenoides Full Sun
NO SUMMER WATER Perennial
“Indian Rice Grass”
This beautiful & important western grass was a prime food source of
Native Americans who would grind the grain into flour to make bread.
Both the leaves and grain have a high nutritional value. “Indian Rice
Grass” has been steadily destroyed in its native habitat since the
1800’s; it is a grass worthy of restoration and preservation. The 1’-2’
flowering stems are beautifully airy & a graceful accent in rock garden,
or flower beds & a great sandy soil/meadow reclamation grass. By June,
it turns straw colored & remains this color until Winter rains renew its
growth. Often found in flower markets, many people grow it specifically
for cutting. Birds love the seeds!