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Chloris cucullata Bisch.
Hooded windmill grass, Hooded windmillgrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: CHCU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Culms: 15-60 cm tall.
Spikelets: Straw-colored to fawny.
Ligule: Short-ciliate crown.
Panicles: 10-20 branches, 2-5 cm long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.
, TX Native Distribution:
Texas: Practically throughout the state but rare in west Plains Country and Trans-Pecos, east and southeast Texas; most abundant in the Rio Grande Plains.
General: Oklahoma, southeast New Mexico, southeast to northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Prairies, sandy and gravelly soils, less common on clayey soils.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam
BenefitUse Wildlife: Graze; Seeds-Small mammals & granivorous birds like marshland game birds; Nesting material.
Use Other: Fair grazing for livestock.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval food for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.
Deer Resistant: Minimal
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Treatment: No special pre-treatment.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-544
Collected 2007-07-31 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff