Native Plant Encyclopedia

  SwitchgrassPanicum virgatum  

  Recommended Planting Range



Switchgrass is a common and important grass in North American prairies. It is widely planted in grassland restorations because it provides both summer and winter habitat to a variety of native animal species. It spreads by rhizomes and can dominate areas in which it is planted making it difficult for other species to establish later on.

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