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Panicum virgatum
Panicum virgatum
Common Name: Switch Grass
This is a warm season, mid-height grass that is clump-forming. In mid-summer, the foliage is topped with finely-textured, pink-tinged, branched flower heads that rise three feet above the foliage turning beige in the fall with the seed plumes persisting into winter. The leaves, which are medium green, turn yellow sometimes with orange tints in fall then fade to tan in winter. Plants provide cover for wildlife; birds feed on the seeds. It spreads both by rhizomes and seed.
Height: 3-6 Feet
Spread: 2-5 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9