Atascosa Germplasm Texas Grama
Latin Name: Bouteloua rigidiseta Steud.
- Blend of four collections from the Rio Grande Plains of Texas.
- Native to southern Texas.
- The low-growing, dense bunchgrass grows 1-2.5 feet in height and produces multiple heads, each bearing a spike containing 5-14 seed spikes with 3-5 seeds per spike.
- Will flower and produce seed throughout the year and frequently reseeds itself.
- Was developed for use in highway right-of-way seeding, native rangeland restoration, and wildlife plantings in the Rio Grande Plains of Texas.
- Will persist on sand, sandy loam, clay, and clay loam soil types.
- Fast seed production, establishment, and spreading habit make it an excellent planting choice for highly disturbed sites like highway right of ways or areas susceptible to erosion.
- Should be allowed to set seed yearly to ensure vigorous stands.
- Mowing or burning old growth while dormant helps to stimulate seed and forage production. Can be mowed 4-6 inches without adverse effects.
- Poor grazing value.
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