Strickland, Sam C.
Nassella leucotricha (Trin. & Rupr.) Pohl
Texas wintergrass, Texas Speargrass, Wintergrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Inflorescense: Loose panicle
6-25 cm. long with long, slender lower branches.
Blades: 10-30 cm. long and 1-4 mm. broad, pubescent
with short, stiff hairs on one or both surfaces.
Culms: 30-70 cm. tall, often geniculate-spreading at base.
Image Gallery: 17 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AR , LA , OK , SC , TX Native Distribution:
North and central Texas, north to Oklahoma, south to northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Prairies, brushy areas, roadsides and disturbed areas. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Calcareous, sandy, clayey. Thrives on disturbed soils.
Conditions Comments: Open grassland sites, prairies, roadsides. Not shade tolerant.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Good for early spring forage.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval food for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.
Deer Resistant: High