Tall, slender, erect stems have few branches and bearded nodes. Ligules in lower and middle leavesare membranous. Ligules in upper leaves are short and fringed. The racemes are erect or nodding and bear pairs of spikelets. One of the spikelets has a long, plume-like, bent or loosely twisted awn; the other spikelet has no awn.
Crinkleawn is a perennial, warm-season, native – 24 to 42 inches tall.
Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.
Grows on rocky slopes and loose, sandy soil. Decreases with heavy grazing.
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)