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Strickland, Sam C.
Bouteloua rigidiseta (Steud.) Hitchc.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: BORI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tufted, slender, weak culms.
Culms: numerous, 15-40 cm tall, densely clustered in small clumps.
Blades: Narrow, flat, 4-12 cm long x 1-2 mm broad.
Inflorescence: Wedge-shaped spikelets .8-1.6 mm long with 3-5 spreading spikelets.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, TX Native Distribution:
Texas: Rio Grande Plains, Edwards Plateau, east Plains Country, south and western parts of east Texas and north-central Texas.
General: Oklahoma south to northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Hillsides, Slopes, Woodlands edge, Openings, Prairies, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Roadsides
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay Conditions Comments:
Bunching, warm weather grass with a weak root system. Has spreading bell-shaped seeds that are purplish on the outside, drying to wheat color. Seeds are distributed along a spike
above the leaves. Supplemental water is not required but will help to maintain the grass green through the summer. Texas Gamma has poor ecomonic value for wildlike and livestock.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, seed heads ornamental
Use Wildlife: Seeds - granivorous birds.
Plants - poor grazing for livestock and wildlife.
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Branded skippers, Satyrs
Deer Resistant: High
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Treatment: No special pre-treatment.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0931
Collected Oct 2, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-2
Collected 2006-05-08 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-10-03
Research By: DEW, JSC