Bastrop County Native Grasses

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


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Agrostis hyemalis
Winter Bentgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Agrostis scabra
Rough Bentgrass, Rough Bent, Ticklegrass, Fly-away Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Alopecurus carolinianus
Carolina Foxtail

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Andropogon gerardii
Big Bluestem, Tall Bluestem, Turkeyfoot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Andropogon glomeratus
Bushy Bluestem, Brushy Bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Andropogon ternarius
Splitbeard Bluestem, Split Bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Andropogon virginicus
Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Yellowsedge Bluestem, Whiskey Grass, Popotillo Pajon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Anthaenantia rufa
Purple Silkyscale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida desmantha
Curly Threeawn

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida dichotoma
Churchmouse Threeawn

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida lanosa
Woollysheath Threeawn, Woolly Three-awn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida longespica
Slimspike Threeawn, Kearney's Three-awn, Red Three-awn, Slender Three-awn

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida oligantha
Prairie Threeawn, Oldfield (Prairie) 3-awn, Oldfield Threeawn

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Aristida purpurascens
Arrowfeather Threeawn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida purpurascens var. purpurascens
Arrowfeather Threeawn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida purpurea
Purple Threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple Three-awn, Red Threeawn

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Red Three-awn, Fendler Three-awn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi
Blue Threeawn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Axonopus compressus
Broadleaf Carpetgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Axonopus fissifolius
Common Carpetgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Axonopus furcatus
Big Carpetgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Bothriochloa hybrida
Hybrid Beardgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Bothriochloa laguroides
Silver Bluestem, Silver Beardgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Bothriochloa longipaniculata
Longspike Beardgrass, Longspike Silver Bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Bouteloua curtipendula
Sideoats Grama, Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Bouteloua dactyloides
Buffalograss, Buffalo Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Bouteloua hirsuta
Hairy Grama

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Bouteloua rigidiseta
Texas Grama

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Bromus pubescens
Hairy Woodland Brome

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Bulbostylis capillaris
Densetuft Hairsedge, Hair-sedge

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Cenchrus echinatus
Southern Sandbur

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Cenchrus spinifex
Grass Bur, Coastal Sandbur, Field Sandspur, Southern Sandbur, Spiny Burrgrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Chasmanthium latifolium
Inland Sea Oats, Indian Wood Oats, Wild Oats, River Oats, Flathead Oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Chasmanthium laxum
Slender Woodoats, Slender Chasmanthium

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Chasmanthium sessiliflorum
Longleaf Woodoats

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Chloris cucullata
Hooded Windmill Grass, Hooded Windmillgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Chloris verticillata
Tumble Windmill Grass, Windmillgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Chloris virgata
Feather Fingergrass, Showy Chloris

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Chloris ×subdolichostachya
Shortspike Windmillgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Cinna arundinacea
Sweet Woodreed, Common Woodreed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Coelorachis cylindrica
Cylinder Jointtail Grass, Carolina Joint-tail

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Dichanthelium aciculare
Needleleaf Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium acuminatum
Tapered Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum
Western Panicgrass, Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Dichanthelium depauperatum
Starved Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Dichanthelium dichotomum
Cypress Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium laxiflorum
Openflower Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium linearifolium
Slimleaf Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium longiligulatum
Coastal Plain Panicgrass, Coastalplain Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium nodatum
Sarita Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium oligosanthes
Heller's Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium ovale
Eggleaf Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Dichanthelium pedicellatum
Cedar Rosette Grass, Corm-based Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium ravenelii
Ravenel's Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium sabulorum
Hemlock Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium sabulorum var. thinium
Hemlock Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium scabriusculum
Woolly Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium scoparium
Velvet Panicum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon
Roundseed Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dichanthelium villosissimum
Whitehair Rosette Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Digitaria bicornis
Asian Crabgrass

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Digitaria ciliaris
Southern Crabgrass

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Digitaria cognata
Carolina Crabgrass, Fall Witchgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Digitaria filiformis
Slender Crabgrass

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Digitaria insularis
Sourgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Dulichium arundinaceum
Threeway Sedge, Three-sided Sedge

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Echinochloa walteri
Coast Cockspur Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Elionurus tripsacoides
Pan American Balsamscale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Elymus canadensis
Canada Wild Rye, Canadian Wildrye, Prairie Wildrye, Nodding Wildrye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Elymus virginicus
Virginia Wild Rye, Virginia Wildrye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Eragrostis capillaris
Lace Grass , Lace Lovegrass, Lace Love Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis curtipedicellata
Gummy Lovegrass, Gummy Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis elliottii
Field Lovegrass , Field Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis hirsuta
Bigtop Lovegrass , Bigtop Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis hypnoides
Teal Lovegrass , Teal Love Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis intermedia
Plains Lovegrass, Plains Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Eragrostis lugens
Mourning Lovegrass , Mourning Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea
Tufted Lovegrass, Tufted Love Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis refracta
Coastal Lovegrass , Coastal Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis secundiflora
Red Lovegrass , Red Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis sessilispica
Tumble Lovegrass, Tumble Love Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eragrostis spectabilis
Purple Lovegrass, Purple Love Grass, Purple Plains Lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat Climber

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Erioneuron pilosum
Hairy Woollygrass, Hairy Tridens

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Festuca versuta
Texas Fescue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Glyceria septentrionalis
Floating Mannagrass, Northern Mannagrass, Eastern Mannagrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water: Wet

Gymnopogon ambiguus
Bearded Skeletongrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Hilaria belangeri
Curly Mesquite Grass, Curly Mesquite

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Hordeum pusillum
Little Barley

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Leersia hexandra
Southern Cutgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Leersia lenticularis
Catchfly Grass, Oatmeal Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Leersia oryzoides
Rice Cutgrass, Rice Cut Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Leersia virginica
Whitegrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Leptochloa dubia
Green Sprangletop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Leptochloa fusca
Malabar Sprangletop

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis
Bearded Sprangletop

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Leptochloa panicea
Mucronate Sprangletop, Red Sprangletop, Needle Sprangletop

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Limnodea arkansana
Ozark Grass, Ozarkgrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Muhlenbergia capillaris
Gulf Muhly, Hair-awn Muhly, Hairy-awn Muhly, Hair Grass, Pink Muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Lindheimer's Muhly, Lindheimer Muhly, Big Muhly, Blue Muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Nassella leucotricha
Texas Wintergrass, Texas Speargrass, Wintergrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Neeragrostis reptans
Creeping Lovegrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Oplismenus hirtellus
Basketgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum anceps
Beaked Panicgrass , Beaked Panic Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum brachyanthum
Prairie Panicgrass , Prairie Panic Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum capillare
Witchgrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum dichotomiflorum
Fall Panicgrass, Fall Panic Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Panicum hallii
Hall's Panicgrass, Hall's Panic Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum hemitomon
Maidencane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum rigidulum
Redtop Panicgrass, Redtop Panic Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Panicum verrucosum
Prairie Panicgrass, Prairie Panic Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum virgatum
Switchgrass, Wand Panic Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Paspalidium geminatum
Egyptian Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Paspalum dissectum
Mudbank Crowngrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Paspalum floridanum
Florida Paspalum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Paspalum langei
Rustyseed Paspalum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Paspalum plicatulum
Brownseed Paspalum, Brownseed Paspale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Paspalum praecox
Early Paspalum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Paspalum pubiflorum
Hairyseed Paspalum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Paspalum setaceum
Thin Paspalum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Phalaris caroliniana
Carolina Canarygrass, Maygrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Phanopyrum gymnocarpon
Savanna Panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Phragmites australis
Common Reed, Phragmites

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Piptochaetium avenaceum
Blackseed Speargrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Saccharum giganteum
Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Sacciolepis striata
American Cupscale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Schedonnardus paniculatus
Tumblegrass, Tumble Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Schizachyrium scoparium
Little Bluestem, Popotillo Azul

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Setaria parviflora
Marsh Bristlegrass, Knotroot Bristlegrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Setaria scheelei
Southwestern Bristlegrass, Scheele's Bristlegrass, Scheele's Foxtail Grass, Foxtail Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Sorghastrum elliottii
Slender Indiangrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sorghastrum nutans
Indiangrass, Yellow Indiangrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Sphenopholis intermedia
Slender Wedgescale

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sphenopholis obtusata
Prairie Wedgescale

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Sporobolus clandestinus
Rough Dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus compositus
Composite Dropseed, Tall Dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus compositus var. macer
Composite Dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sand Dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Sporobolus indicus
Smut Grass

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus junceus
Pineywoods Dropseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus pyramidatus
Whorled Dropseed, Target Dropseed, Madagascar Dropseed

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Sporobolus vaginiflorus
Poverty Dropseed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Steinchisma hians
Gaping Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Trichoneura elegans
Silveus Grass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Tridens albescens
White Tridens, White Top

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Tridens congestus
Pink Fluffgrass, Pink Tridens

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Tridens flavus
Purpletop Tridens, Redtop Tridens, Tall Redtop Tridens, Purpletop, Redtop, Tall Redtop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Tridens muticus
Slim Tridens

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Tridens strictus
Longspike Tridens

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Triplasis purpurea
Purple Sandgrass, Purple Triplasis

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Tripsacum dactyloides
Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Trisetum interruptum
Prairie False Oat

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Urochloa ciliatissima
Fringed Signalgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Urochloa fusca
Browntop Signalgrass

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Urochloa texana
Texas Signalgrass

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Vulpia elliotea
Squirreltail Fescue

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Vulpia octoflora
Common Sixweeks Grass, Sixweeks Fescue

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Willkommia texana
Texas Willkommia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water: Moist

Zizaniopsis miliacea
Giant Cutgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water: