Abunchgrass with often fuzzy lower sheaths and blades. The inflorescence is erect or drooping, flat and green, turning yellow when ripe and dry. The spikelets overlap, forming Vs, and have short or no awns. The leaf collar has a papery ligule that is split on top. Grows from seed in winter and provides early forage. Matures seed in early spring.
Rescuegrass is a annual, cool-season, introduced – 18 to 36 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Grows on bottomlands and can be managed as a cool-season pasture plant. Increases on overgrazed and heavily disturbed sites and is a common yard weed. Native to South America.
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, 10 - Trans-Pecos
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)