Germplasm Hairy Grama
Planting Rate: 1-2 pounds PLS
Latin Name: Bouteloua hirsuta Lab. var. hirsuta
- Adapted to the South Texas area
- Low-growing, dense bunchgrass that grows 1-2.5 feet tall
- Plants produce multiple seed heads, each bearing a spike containing 18-70 seeds.
- Will flower and produce seeds throughout the year.
- Developed for use in highway rights-of-way seeding, native rangeland restoration, and wildlife plantings in the Rio Grande Plains of Texas.
- Plantings should be deferred from grazing or disturbance for 1 year after planting.
- Good to fair grazing value, depending on range site and soil type.
- Mowing or burning old growth while dormant helps to stimulate seed and forage production. Can be mowed to 4 inches with no adverse effects.