This low, tufted grass has slender, rough stems. Each stem consists of one long internode that bears narrow leaves and takes root to produce a separate plant. The leaves are short, rough and sharp pointed. The panicle usually does not exceed the length of the leaves and contains one to five large, woolly spikelets attached directly to the panicle. The glumes are awned.
Fluffgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 2 to 6 inches tall.
Poor grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Grows on arid range sites of West Texas, including dry, rocky slopes and desert flats.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
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)