Poa arachnifera Torr.
Texas bluegrass, Texas blue grass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Texas blue grass is tufted, cool season perennial. Dense clusters of stems and leaves rise from long, slender rhizomes. A broad, dense seed head,
with tufts of silky-white hairs, tops the 1-1 1/2 ft. culms. Leaves are usually much shorter.
This grass provides fair grazing for wildlife.
Image Gallery: 12 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KS , LA , MS , NM , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX Native Distribution:
S. KS to TX; introduced e. to NC & FL Native Habitat:
Woodlands edge, Opening, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist Soil Description:
Loams. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay Conditions Comments:
This Texas cool season native
forms clumps with narrow blue-green leaves. In spring the showy 2-3 ft. fluffy silvery flowers rise above the foliage. Good in most well drained soils. Can tolerate some shade. A good groundcover unmowed or mowed. Unlike most grasses, male and female flowers are borne on seperate plants.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive
Use Wildlife: Fair grazing for wildlife. Graze, Seeds-Small mammals, Seeds-granivorous birds, Nesting material
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High