The weak, crooked, slender, woolly stems often take root at the swollen, fuzzy joints. The internodes are usually green during winter. The seed head has three to eight widely spaced, narrow spikes.
Black grama is a perennial, warm-season, native – 12 to 24 inches tall.
A good source of vitamin A during winter. Decreases with heavy grazing. Good grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on gravelly uplands, dry slopes and plains.
Stem Texture: Hairy
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)