Indian rice grass is a one foot perennial with a delicate lace work of seed 'pods'. It looks like a bunch grass that was electrocuted. The Indians used the seed for food. Use in small grass garden or with its companions, Encelia farninosa, Creosote and Opuntia in a desert style planting. Native from just north of Mohave to Manitoba and across to Texas.
Oryzopsis hymenoides tolerates sand.
Foliage of Oryzopsis hymenoides is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Oryzopsis hymenoides has color na.
Fruit of Oryzopsis hymenoides is edible.
Communities for Oryzopsis hymenoides:Bristle-cone Pine, Creosote Bush Scrub and Lodgepole Forest.