Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
A native herbaceous perennial used for biomass in addition to soil stabilization on strip mine spoils and dikes and in buffer strips for nutrient update; provides pasture and hay for cattle and sheep; a source of food and cover for wildlife.
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Native Herbaceous Perennial Used for erosion control in sand and gravel pits, mine spoils and roadsides; contributes to diversified biomass production; a high-quality livestock forage; provides food and cover for wildlife.
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass
Native Herbaceous Perennial good for erosion control, landscaping and roadside beautification; provides food and cover for wildlife.
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cordgrass
Native Herbaceous Perennial that is an aggressive, sod-forming grass whose root system provides erosion control; provides food for waterfowl and songbirds and a habitat for muskrats.
Panicum amarum Coastal Panicgrass
Native Herbaceous Perennial used for stabilization of coastal dunes, wind erosion control and reclamation of gravel and mine areas; provides food and cover for wildlife.