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Urochloa texana (Texas signalgrass)
Strickland, Sam C.

Urochloa texana

Urochloa texana (Buckley) R. Webster

Texas Signalgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Brachiaria texana, Panicum texanum

USDA Symbol: URTE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

13 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , AZ , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NM , OK , SC , TX , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1254 Collected 2008-11-05 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Urochloa texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Urochloa texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Urochloa texana


Record Modified: 2022-12-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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