Bothriochloa laguroides spp. Torreyana
Usually grows from an inclined base with no rhizomes. The leafy, bent stems are smooth with white margins. The fuzzy, white terminal panicle is oblong and has numerous branches shorter than the main axis. Spikelets have short awns.
Silver bluestem is a perennial, warm-season, native – 18 to 42 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Grows on prairies and rocky slopes and occurs on old, released farmlands in just a few years. It is grazed most heavily during early fall.
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)