Oryzopsis hymenoides

Indian Ricegrass
Achnatherum hymenoides (Oryzopsis hymenoides)

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Indian Millet, Sand-grass
Photo taken on: July 30, 2011
Location: Heron Lake Area, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Dry sandy areas

Grows to 2ft in an open, airy pattern with wiry green stems. The flowers have papery bracts.

It is the State Grass of Utah and Nevada.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes