Sorghastrum secundum (Elliott) Nash - Lopsided Indian Grass
Family - Poaceae
Node of stem.
Arrow shows ligule.
Flowering - September - October.
Habitat - Flatwoods, sandhills, sandy woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found mainly in the southern-most counties of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its tall culms and secund spikelets. The awns of this species are long, brownish-purple, and twisted at the base.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-9-05.