Grass Family (Poaceae : Ergrosteae)
Latin Name: Eragrostis trichodes
Value: Wildlife – poor
Livestock – good to excellent
The seedhead of this grass is very large, often half the size of the entire plant. The flat leaves are wider than the other lovegrasses. Leaf sheaths are hairy at the top. Starts growth in the spring 2 or more weeks earlier than other warm season grasses; reproduces from seeds and tillers. Excellent grazing for all classes of livestock during the spring and early summer, fair to good after maturity. Cures well, furnishes good grazing in the fall and winter months. Adapted to prairies, open woods, and disturbed sites; most abundant on deep sands and sandy loam soils, although it is sometimes found on fine-textured soils.