This stemmed bunchgrass is less robust than tall dropseed. The leaf blades are normally flat, but tend to roll inward with maturity, making them appear round. Blades taper to a fine point at the tip. The panicle is slender, somewhat compressed, with the base usually enclosed in the upper leaf sheath. There is one floret per spikelet.
Meadow dropseed is a perennial, warm-season, native – 25 to 50 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock. Poor grazing for wildlife.
Grows best on heavy soil that usually receives abundant moisture.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
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
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)