Grass Family ( Poaceae : Chlorideae )
Latin Name : Chloris verticillata
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor to fair
This shortgrass has a seedhead of two or more sets of windmill-like branches. Leaves are primarily basal with the blades and sheaths flattened. Flowers May to September; reproduces by seeds and tillers. Livestock will graze this plant in the spring to early summer. Quality is moderately high but the production is low. It is not a choice forage plant but is important as an indicator of fair to poor range condition. Adapted to a wide range of soils; best adapted to acid to neutral medium and coarse textured soils.