Panicum virgatum


Switchgrass is a perennial, warm season bunchgrass that is commonly used for shoreline erosion control. It is a versatile plant and can grow ina variety of soils and conditions. Switchgrass is a hardy, deep-rooted, perennial rhizomatous grass that begins growth in late spring. It can grow up to 2.7 m high, but is typically shorter than big bluestem grass or indian grass.