The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Indian Ricegrass

Latin Name:

Oryzopsis hymenoides

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Indian Ricegrass is a cool-season, perennial bunchgrass with narrow, rolled leaf blades. It is native to western North America east of the Cascades from British Columbia and Alberta south to southern California, northeastern Mexico, and Texas. This plant is low in protein and can be fed in moderation.