Sorghastrum secundum

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Sorghastrum secundum

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sorghastrum
Species: S. secundum
Binomial name
Sorghastrum secundum
(Elliott) Nash

Sorghastrum secundum is a species of grass known by the common name lopsided Indiangrass.[1] It is native to the southeastern United States.[2]

This species is a perennial bunchgrass growing up to 6 feet tall. The flat leaf blades are up to 24 inches long. The ligule is pointed. The inflorescence is one-sided.[3]

This plant provides forage for livestock. It grows best on well-drained soils.[3]


  1. ^ "Sorghastrum secundum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Sorghastrum secundum. NatureServe.
  3. ^ a b Sorghastrum secundum. USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.