Grass Family ( Poaceae : Chlorideae )

Latin Name : Hilaria mutica
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

This grass has short stout rhizomes and a perennial stem where new growth originates. It is often burned to increase the palatability to livestock. The central stem of the seedhead is wavy and remains after the seeds drop. The seeds appear papery and fan-shaped with torn edges. A low seed producer, reproduces primarily from rhizomes; starts growth when adequate temperatures and moisture are available. Grows best on adobe (clay) flats and upland clay loams, giving rise to the common name, “Tobosa Flats”. Occasionally grows on loams and sandy loams and on slopes. Forage quality is fair for livestock till the seedheads appear.


Additional information

Weight1 lbs