Switch grass (Panicum virgatum)
Switchgrass, is native to all of the United States except California and the Pacific Northwest. It is a perennial sod-forming grass that grows 3 to 5 feet tall and can be distinguished from other warm-season grasses, even when plants are young, by the white patch of hair at the point where the leaf attaches to the stem. The stem is round and usually has a reddish tint. The seed head is an open, spreading panicle.
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to wet
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay, Muck
Height: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Time: July-Feb
Deer Resistant: Yes
Other: Drought resistant, Erosion control, Birds, livestock