Smooth stems grow from a creeping base. The leaf blades are about 3 inches long and up to 1⁄4 inch wide. Ligule is a short membrane. The inflorescence has four to seven loosely attached racemes that grow parallel and close to the axis. Seeds are borne in straight rows along the side of each seed branch.
Longtom is a perennial, warm-season, native – 20 to 40 inches tall.
Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows abundantly on poorly drained soils of ditches, swales, pastures and muddy coastal flats.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
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Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)