: Taken by naturalist and nature conservator Ralph Ramey at the Green Oaks Biological Field Station at Knox College in Knox County, Ohio, this is a photograph of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), also known as yellow Indiangrass. Indiangrass is a prairie grass native to the tallgrass prairies of central and eastern North America. Blooming from September-February, it grows best in dry soil in full sunlight, and grows well in poor, infertile soils.
Naturalist and photographer Ralph Ramey documented plants, animals, insects, and other notable features of the Ohio landscape on his travels throughout Ohio. Ramey (1928 - 2019) was a prolific writer and authored "Fifty Hikes in Ohio: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips throughout the Buckeye State," often illustrating his books and lectures with his photographs. Ramey spent time working for the Franklin County Park District, the Miami County Park District, and served as Director of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He also worked as the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, before retiring in 1994. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV224_B12F07_Indiangrass Subjects
: Grasses; Nature photography; Naturalists; Nature conservation; Prairies Places
: Knox County (Ohio)