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Taxon: Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash

 
Genus: Sorghastrum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Sorghinae
Nomen number: 35084
Place of publication: J. K. Small, Fl. s.e. U.S. 66, 1326. 1903
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 320 (81 active, 55 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Intermt F; Grass VarUSA)
  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator (of range, roadsides, and prairies fide Grass VarUSA) wildlife habitat (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 1999, 2001) wildlife habitat (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 1999, 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.), Ontario (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan (s.e.), Manitoba (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Montana (e.), Wyoming (s.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida (n.), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, Utah (s.)]
    • Mexico


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. CRC Press. Note: Revised version of AH 170
  3. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  4. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  6. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  9. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  10. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  11. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  12. Meyer, M. H. 2012. Chapter 3. Ornamental grasses in the United States. Hort. Rev. 39:121-151.
  13. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:595.
  14. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  15. 1998. Federal Seed Act and Regulations, Agricultural and Vegetable Kind Lists, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?35084. Accessed 14 November 2019.