Grass Family : ( Hilaria belangeri )
Latin Name : Tripsacum dactyloides
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – fair
Livestock – good
This low growing grass grows on a wide variety of soils, but grows best on loams to clay loams. Curly mesquite is highly drought tolerant and reproduces by seeds, tillers, and stolons. This grass is grazed yearlong by horses, cattle, sheep, goats, antelope, and deer.