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Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) - Another attractive perennial grass due to its unusual structure, Indian ricegrass is a tufted grass with delicately branched, feathery, regularly forked spikelets. This gives the grass a very soft and wispy appearance. Its leaf blades are long, with edges typically rolled inward. It usually grows from 1 to 2 feet in height, and is found in sandy and rocky soil in the grasslands, desert plains, and foothills from April to June. Indian ricegrass can play an important role in sand dune stabilization.

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