Stems are freely branching with hairs below. The short, rigid, flat blades have white edges. One edge is often crinkled, resembling bacon cooking in a frying pan. The inflorescence resembles a lovegrass, but single, fuzzy seed are borne at the ends of short branches. Seed heads break off at maturity, forming tumbleweeds.
Fall witchgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 12 to 30 inches tall.
Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on dry, rocky or sandy soil.
Stem Texture: Hairy
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 01 - Pineywoods, 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 06 - South Texas Plains, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains, 09 - High Plains, 10 - Trans-Pecos
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)