Oryzopsis hymenoides
“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!

Full Sun NO SUMMER WATER Perennial
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