Switchgrass

Switchgrass is a warm season perennial that grows to a height of 2 to 5 feet, although bunch like in appearance. Switchgrass has strong rhizomes that produce a coarse sod, particularly if grazed. It prefers area where moisture is abundant and can stand flooding for short periods and is used in water ways. This grass exhibits rapid growth in late spring and early summer and is readily grazed by cattle, horses and sheep. It is high-yielding and produces best if cut early. Newer varieties of this grass are Nebraska 28, Forestburg and Sunburst.