Stems branch at the base and grow from rough, scaly rhizomes. Each spikelet has long hairs at the base. The large, papery glumes narrow at the tip and have awns 4 to 5 mm long. Resembles overgrown tobosa but has glumes of lateral spikelets that are not fan shaped.
Galleta is a perennial, warm-season, native – 8 to 25 inches tall.
Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on dry, rocky ledges; rolling slopes; valley flats; hills and plains.
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)