Pleuraphis mutica Buckley
Tobosa grass, Tobosagrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Hilaria mutica
USDA Symbol: PLMU3
The 1-2 ft. stems of tobosa grass rise from a tough, rhizomatous base and are topped by a spike-like seed head to 3 in. long.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: OK & w. TX to AZ & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Dry mesas; rocky slopes; alluvial flats
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pleuraphis mutica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pleuraphis mutica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pleuraphis mutica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff