Slender, hard stems grow from creeping rhizomes. Sterile shoots have smooth sheaths, while the fertile stems have hairy sheaths. Lower leaf sheaths are overlapping. The blades are 4 to 7 inches long and up to 1⁄4 inch wide with rough upper surfaces and smooth lower surfaces.
Maidencane is a perennial, warm-season, native – 18 to 48 inches tall.
Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.
Grows in moist soil along river and lake banks, ditches and swales.
Stem Texture: Hairy
Growth Habit: Grasses, Sod grass
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)