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Stipa hymenoides - Indian Ricegrass, Sand Grass (Plant)

Stipa hymenoides - Indian Ricegrass, Sand Grass (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameStipa hymenoides
Common NameIndian Ricegrass, Sand Grass
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July
Evergreen/DeciduousSummer deciduous/dormant
Height by Width2ft. x 2ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Local Plants
  • Pollinators
  • Parkways


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