Stems are tufted, branching and spindly. The blades are 8 to 12 inches long. The panicle is about 8 to 18 inches long and green to purplish, becoming straw yellow when mature. The spikelets are flat and crowded in clusters with lemmas about 1⁄8 inch long.
Red lovegrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 18 to 30 inches tall.
Poor grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on upland sandy soil and increases on overgrazed sites.
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, 09 - High 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)