Switchgrass is a robust perennial grass that grows 5 to 8 feet in height. It is considered one of the four highly desirable tall grasses along with little bluestem, big bluestem, and indian grass. Switchgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing for livestock and good forage. Switchgrass is utilized by birds both as food from seeds and nesting cover. Switchgrass is a decreaser in long-term heavily grazed pastures. Alamo is a variety of switchgrass that favors bottomland sites and grows 5 to 8 feet tall.
(From Range Plants of North Central Texas - A Land user's Guide to Their Identification ,Value and Managment, 2014, by Ricky J. Linex, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.)
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