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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass)
This native of much of North America was once one of the dominant grass species of the tallgrass prairie. It is a good choice for erosion control on slopes and combines well with robust wildflowers such as butterfly-weed, purple coneflower, orange coneflower, and other native grasses.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets