Erect stems grow from a whitish to purplish base. The panicle is dense, narrow, and has eight to twelve spikelets. The color of the panicle varies from green to purple to white. The glumes are nearly equal in length—about 5⁄32 inch. The plant often has a sour odor.
White tridens is a perennial, warm-season, native – 12 to 36 inches tall.
Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on prairies, especially along ditches and roadsides.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 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)