This grass is tufted with erect or prostrate stems growing from short rootstocks. The blades are short and narrow. The stems have three to seven spikes that are red or purplish to pale. The spikelets have three short, rough awns.
Red grama is a perennial, warm-season, native – 5 to 10 inches tall.
Poor grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on upland hills and ridges on shallow soils. Increases on overgrazed ranges.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
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)