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A perennial, warm season, native sod- forming grass that grows 3 to 5 feet tall. Switchgrass is very tolerant of poor soils, flooding and drought. Seedlings tend to be slow to develop, and are susceptible to weed competition. Prefers moderately deep to deep, somewhat dry to poorly drained, sandy to clay loam soils are best. Provides high quality pasture and hay for livestock. Also used for reclamation sand dunes and dikes. It has climatically adapted throughout most of the United States. Varieties: Alamo | Blackwell | Cave-in-Rock | Dacotah | Forestburg | Kanlow | Nebraska 28 | Grenville