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:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 81 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (s.), Quebec (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Manitoba (s.), Saskatchewan (s.e.)]
    • 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. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Federal Seed Act and Regulations, Agricultural and Vegetable Kind Lists, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch. (Federal Seed Act)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  5. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  6. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  7. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  8. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  11. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  13. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  14. Meyer, M. H. 2012. Chapter 3. Ornamental grasses in the United States Hort. Rev. 39:121-151.
  15. 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=35084. Accessed 25 April 2018.