Indian Ricegrass is a delicate and showy native grass that is named for its wide use as a food grain among indigenous peoples.
||Stipa hymenoides Oryzopsis hymenoides
|Height and Spread
||30 – 60 cm tall.
||Up to 50 cm spread.
||Does not have visible flowering.
|Light and Water
||Most commonly grows in open, well lit areas.
||Grows in dry grasslands.
||Indian Ricegrass was a widely used grain among First Nations peoples. It was harvested and cooked into a wide variety of foods, including tortillas, porridge, and bread.
||Indian Ricegrass is an important forage food in dry grasslands for species such as bighorn sheep, deer, elk, and many types of rodents and birds.
||Indian Ricegrass has a very beautiful and delicate appearance that will sway gently in a breeze. It is a more showy option among native dryland grasses.
||Indian Ricegrass has about ~120 calories per once eaten.
||Indian Ricegrass can be readily propagated from seed.