GRASS: Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)

Panicum virgatum, Switch Grass in September

Panicum virgatum, Switch Grass in September
Photo © 2017 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Once the dominant species of the North American tallgrass prairie, this warm-season grass is noted for the open, airy appearance of its seed heads and the multi-season interest of its foliage.  In addition to its use as an ornamental, Switch Grass is also utilized for soil conservation and as a biomass crop.

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