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Strickland, Sam C.
Eriochloa sericea (Scheele) Munro ex Vasey
USDA Symbol: erse5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.
KS , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Texas Cupgrass does not grow rhizomously, instead growing into bunches with tangled (but individual) roots attached to individual stalks. It prefers full sun.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Pocket prairie, Wildflower meadow
Use Wildlife: Cover, Seeds-Small mammals, Seeds-granivorous birds, Graze
Deer Resistant: High
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According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-JHJ-1
Collected 2009-05-24 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2010-08-09
Research By: NPC