University of Rhode Island

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

Ornamental grass with slender medium green leaves. Flower panicles held above clump open in midsummer. Flowers and leaves have good fall color and persist through winter. Full sun, well adapted to soil types and climate. Tolerates wind, dry sites, and salt. Native to RI. 3-7’ x 2-3’.

USDA NRCS @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens.

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