May. 24, 2019

switchgrass, Panicum virgatum

Find a tallgrass prairie and you will probably find switchgrass. You might also find it in plantings for forage, for bioenergy production, for ornament, or at labs looking for more uses. This tall grass really seems to have our attention. But have you ever looked close enough to see the beautiful flowers? You could in every state except AK, CA, OR, and WA, and in MB, NS, ON, QC(L), and SK(V). Lenawee Co MI, 7/25/13.