This tufted, erect bunchgrass sometimes has short stolons. Stems and sheaths are flat and bluish green. Leaves have blunt tips and are folded. The inflorescence has seven to eighteen stout, purplish terminal spikes that turn straw yellow or black when ripe. There are short awns on the triangular spikelets.
Hooded windmillgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 12 to 24 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Grows on upland sandy soils. Increases on overgrazed ranges following grazing deferment.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 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)