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Achnatherum hymenoides

(Orysopsis Hymenoides)

Indian Rice Grass

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Family: Poaceae

Type: Grass, .5'h x 1'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Color: Indistinct

Likes: Full Sun


Widely distributed throughout the Western United States


A perennial bunchgrass with flowering stems up to 1.5'.  Flowers in Spring.  Will reseed - but not a pest.  Nice delicate flower stalks that add texture. Very easy to grow.


Does not do well potted - looks poorly in 1 gallon plots - but quickly establishes.


Grow alone as an accent or planted in grow.


Drought tolerant


Growing Native Plants