Stems grow from gray, slender, creeping rhizomes. Stems and leaves are blue-green. Leaves are straight, broad, rough, and roll inward at maturity. The flat seed head is usually awnless. Glumes are asymmetrical.
Western wheatgrass is a perennial, cool-season, native – 12 to 24 inches tall.
Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.
Most abundant in bottomland.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Grasses, Sod grass
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)