Bucheloe dactyloides, Buffalograss
Our North American turfgrass, native to the shortgrass prairie and elevations below 7,000 ft. This warm season perennial grass grows to 4-6 inches tall and spreads by stolons to form a thick sod. It will grow on most soils but prefers heavy clay soils to sand. It is an excellent choice for homeowners who want a lawn without having to water frequently.
Aristida purpurea, Purple Threeawn Grass
This grass produces slender purple-reddish leaves from May until the summer heat
Bouoteloua curtipendula, Sideoats gramagrass
Upright native, warm season, clumping grass. Grows up to 30 inches tall. Large seeds hang from one size of a stiff zigzag stem. Designated the State Grass of Texas is 1971 and is widespread throughout the U.S. Sideoats provide a nutritious forage for many species of wildlife, including deer, antelope and turkey.
Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem Grass
Shortgrass native to most areas of North America, it's size and shape are often dependent upon growing conditions. It is a warm season bunchgrass through out much of North America, with new growth taking on a bluish hue. Color matures to a reddish-gold through the growing season.
Panicum virgatum, Switch grass
This species form very tall clumps, often 4-5' tall x 2 feet wide. This species is native to most prairie ecosystems and can tolerate a variety of soils. Its ability to grow well and produce a lot of biomass each season has led to its use in the bioenergy industry.
Last updated: October 6, 2017