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Switched on switchgrass

Do you live in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, eastern Indiana, western Ohio, eastern Iowa, western North Dakota, eastern Montana, northern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, or the southern Appalachian mountains? Basically the gappy areas below.

Ok, now, do you have any switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) around where you are? Might look something like this.

By Warren Gretz, DOE/NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Public Domain.

If so, Dr David Lowry at Michigan State University would like to hear from you.

NOTE: In the interest of full disclosure, I had to change the photo because I uploaded the wrong species having dowloaded a number of different ones from Wikipedia. Thanks to Dave Wood for pointing that out. I originally did it in a hurry and wasn’t paying close enough attention. Sorry.

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