Erect stems grow from a tufted base. The hairy glumes have black awns. The leaf blades are hairy on the margins, especially at the base. The ligule is a short, ciliate membrane. There are two to four spikes that resemble rooster combs.
Hairy grama is a perennial, warm-season, native – 6 to 30 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Grows on rocky hills and plains.
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)