Texas Wintergrass

Species: Texas wintergrass, speargrass, needlegrass
(Nassella leucotricha L.)
Cultivars:
Origin: North America
Use: Grazing
Description: Occurs in all regions of Texas.
General:

Life Span:

2-3 feet tall, bunchgrass. Seed has visible, twisted 2-4 inch awn.
Perennial
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
5.5-7.5
Sandy-loam, clay loam, bottom lands.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
Seed not available
N/A
N/A
N/A
March-April
1000-2000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Flowers as early as May and is completed by June.
  • Although not planted, can provide valuable forage when present.
  • Can also become weedy in hay meadows.
  • Palatability and quality rapidly decline with maturity.
  • Fair grazing for cattle and wildlife. Used as resting and denning material.

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