Bastrop County Native Grasses

This is a list of the grass species native to Bastrop County, Texas.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Agrostis hyemalis Winter Bentgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Agrostis scabra Rough Bentgrass, Rough Bent, Ticklegrass, Fly-away Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Alopecurus carolinianus Carolina Foxtail Annual Grass/Grass-like
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem, Tall Bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem, Brushy Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard Bluestem, Split Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Yellowsedge Bluestem, Whiskey Grass, Popotillo Pajon Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Anthaenantia rufa Purple Silkyscale Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristida desmantha Curly Threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like
Aristida dichotoma Churchmouse Threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like
Aristida lanosa Woollysheath Threeawn, Woolly Three-awn Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristida longespica Slimspike Threeawn, Kearney's Three-awn, Red Three-awn, Slender Three-awn Annual Grass/Grass-like
Aristida oligantha Prairie Threeawn, Oldfield (Prairie) 3-awn, Oldfield Threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurascens Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristida purpurascens var. purpurascens Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristida purpurea Purple Threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple Three-awn, Red Threeawn Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta Red Three-awn, Fendler Three-awn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi Blue Threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Axonopus compressus Broadleaf Carpetgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Axonopus fissifolius Common Carpetgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Axonopus furcatus Big Carpetgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa hybrida Hybrid Beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa laguroides Silver Bluestem, Silver Beardgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bothriochloa longipaniculata Longspike Beardgrass, Longspike Silver Bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy Grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bouteloua rigidiseta Texas Grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Bromus pubescens Hairy Woodland Brome Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Bulbostylis capillaris Densetuft Hairsedge, Hair-sedge Annual Grass/Grass-like
Cenchrus echinatus Southern Sandbur Annual Grass/Grass-like
Cenchrus spinifex Grass Bur, Coastal Sandbur, Field Sandspur, Southern Sandbur, Spiny Burrgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Chasmanthium latifolium Inland Sea Oats, Indian Wood Oats, Wild Oats, River Oats, Flathead Oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats, Slender Chasmanthium Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum Longleaf Woodoats Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Chloris cucullata Hooded Windmill Grass, Hooded Windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Chloris verticillata Tumble Windmill Grass, Windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade
Chloris virgata Feather Fingergrass, Showy Chloris Annual Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Chloris ×subdolichostachya Shortspike Windmillgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Cinna arundinacea Sweet Woodreed, Common Woodreed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Coelorachis cylindrica Cylinder Jointtail Grass, Carolina Joint-tail Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Dichanthelium aciculare Needleleaf Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium acuminatum Tapered Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum Western Panicgrass, Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Dichanthelium depauperatum Starved Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Dichanthelium dichotomum Cypress Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium laxiflorum Openflower Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium linearifolium Slimleaf Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium longiligulatum Coastal Plain Panicgrass, Coastalplain Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium nodatum Sarita Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium oligosanthes Heller's Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium ovale Eggleaf Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Dichanthelium pedicellatum Cedar Rosette Grass, Corm-based Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium ravenelii Ravenel's Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium sabulorum Hemlock Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium sabulorum var. thinium Hemlock Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium scabriusculum Woolly Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium scoparium Velvet Panicum Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon Roundseed Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dichanthelium villosissimum Whitehair Rosette Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Digitaria bicornis Asian Crabgrass Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Digitaria ciliaris Southern Crabgrass Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Digitaria cognata Carolina Crabgrass, Fall Witchgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Digitaria filiformis Slender Crabgrass Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Digitaria insularis Sourgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Dulichium arundinaceum Threeway Sedge, Three-sided Sedge Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Echinochloa walteri Coast Cockspur Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Elionurus tripsacoides Pan American Balsamscale Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye, Canadian Wildrye, Prairie Wildrye, Nodding Wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye, Virginia Wildrye Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Eragrostis capillaris Lace Grass , Lace Lovegrass, Lace Love Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis curtipedicellata Gummy Lovegrass, Gummy Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis elliottii Field Lovegrass , Field Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass , Bigtop Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis hypnoides Teal Lovegrass , Teal Love Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis intermedia Plains Lovegrass, Plains Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Eragrostis lugens Mourning Lovegrass , Mourning Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea Tufted Lovegrass, Tufted Love Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis refracta Coastal Lovegrass , Coastal Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis secundiflora Red Lovegrass , Red Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis sessilispica Tumble Lovegrass, Tumble Love Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass, Purple Love Grass, Purple Plains Lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat Climber Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Erioneuron pilosum Hairy Woollygrass, Hairy Tridens Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Festuca versuta Texas Fescue Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Glyceria septentrionalis Floating Mannagrass, Northern Mannagrass, Eastern Mannagrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Wet
Gymnopogon ambiguus Bearded Skeletongrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Hilaria belangeri Curly Mesquite Grass, Curly Mesquite Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Hordeum pusillum Little Barley Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun
Leersia hexandra Southern Cutgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Leersia lenticularis Catchfly Grass, Oatmeal Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Leersia oryzoides Rice Cutgrass, Rice Cut Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Wet
Leersia virginica Whitegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Leptochloa dubia Green Sprangletop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Leptochloa fusca Malabar Sprangletop Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis Bearded Sprangletop Annual Grass/Grass-like
Leptochloa panicea Mucronate Sprangletop, Red Sprangletop, Needle Sprangletop Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Limnodea arkansana Ozark Grass, Ozarkgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf Muhly, Hair-awn Muhly, Hairy-awn Muhly, Hair Grass, Pink Muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Lindheimer's Muhly, Lindheimer Muhly, Big Muhly, Blue Muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Nassella leucotricha Texas Wintergrass, Texas Speargrass, Wintergrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Neeragrostis reptans Creeping Lovegrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Oplismenus hirtellus Basketgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Panicum anceps Beaked Panicgrass , Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Panicum brachyanthum Prairie Panicgrass , Prairie Panic Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Panicum capillare Witchgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Panicum dichotomiflorum Fall Panicgrass, Fall Panic Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun
Panicum hallii Hall's Panicgrass, Hall's Panic Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Panicum hemitomon Maidencane Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Panicum rigidulum Redtop Panicgrass, Redtop Panic Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Panicum verrucosum Prairie Panicgrass, Prairie Panic Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Wand Panic Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Paspalidium geminatum Egyptian Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Paspalum dissectum Mudbank Crowngrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Paspalum floridanum Florida Paspalum Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Paspalum langei Rustyseed Paspalum Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Paspalum plicatulum Brownseed Paspalum, Brownseed Paspale Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Paspalum praecox Early Paspalum Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Paspalum pubiflorum Hairyseed Paspalum Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Paspalum setaceum Thin Paspalum Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Phalaris caroliniana Carolina Canarygrass, Maygrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Phanopyrum gymnocarpon Savanna Panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Phragmites australis Common Reed, Phragmites Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Piptochaetium avenaceum Blackseed Speargrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Saccharum giganteum Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Sacciolepis striata American Cupscale Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Schedonnardus paniculatus Tumblegrass, Tumble Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem, Popotillo Azul Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Setaria parviflora Marsh Bristlegrass, Knotroot Bristlegrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Setaria scheelei Southwestern Bristlegrass, Scheele's Bristlegrass, Scheele's Foxtail Grass, Foxtail Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sorghastrum elliottii Slender Indiangrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass, Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sphenopholis intermedia Slender Wedgescale Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sphenopholis obtusata Prairie Wedgescale Annual Grass/Grass-like Part-shade
Sporobolus clandestinus Rough Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus compositus Composite Dropseed, Tall Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus compositus var. macer Composite Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sporobolus indicus Smut Grass Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus junceus Pineywoods Dropseed Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus pyramidatus Whorled Dropseed, Target Dropseed, Madagascar Dropseed Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Sporobolus vaginiflorus Poverty Dropseed Annual Grass/Grass-like
Steinchisma hians Gaping Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Trichoneura elegans Silveus Grass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Tridens albescens White Tridens, White Top Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Tridens congestus Pink Fluffgrass, Pink Tridens Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Tridens flavus Purpletop Tridens, Redtop Tridens, Tall Redtop Tridens, Purpletop, Redtop, Tall Redtop Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Tridens muticus Slim Tridens Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Tridens strictus Longspike Tridens Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Triplasis purpurea Purple Sandgrass, Purple Triplasis Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Trisetum interruptum Prairie False Oat Annual Grass/Grass-like
Urochloa ciliatissima Fringed Signalgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Urochloa fusca Browntop Signalgrass Annual, Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Urochloa texana Texas Signalgrass Annual Grass/Grass-like
Vulpia elliotea Squirreltail Fescue Annual Grass/Grass-like
Vulpia octoflora Common Sixweeks Grass, Sixweeks Fescue Annual Grass/Grass-like
Willkommia texana Texas Willkommia Perennial Grass/Grass-like Moist
Zizaniopsis miliacea Giant Cutgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like