ATASCOSA TEXAS GRAMA
Atascosa is a blend of 4 collections of Texas Grama from the Rio Grande Plains. It is a low growing dense bunch grass that can establish quickly on soils that have been disturbed. It produces seed several times per year after rainfall and frequently reseeds itself. Texas Grama initiates growth early in the growing season. This grass is mainly used for restoration and reclamation purposes. Establishes cover quickly on disturbed sites and is used for right-of-way seeding, rangeland restoration, and wildlife planting. Please call to place an order (210) 661-4191. Our Texas Natives are certified “Selected Texas Native Germplasm” by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each variety is of a specific ecotype of its species that was locally sourced from counties in Texas.
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Terms and Conditions
Atascosa Texas Grama is a native warm season perennial bunchgrass that grows to 1’ in height. Texas Grama is commonly found on well drained upland sites, prairies, and grasslands in the western two thirds of the state. Grazing value for livestock and wildlife are poor, however the grass provides important cover and erosion control on many sites. Atascosa Texas Grama is used as a common component of rangeland, reclamation, and erosion control seeding mixes.
Atascosa Texas Grama was developed by the Texas Native Seeds Program, USDA NRCS, and Texas AgriLife Research for use in wildlife habitat restoration efforts and vegetation reclamation projects, especially on energy and transportation rights-of-way. The selection is a blend of 4 populations collected from the Rio Grande Plain of Texas. The release has shown good performance throughout south, central, and west Texas. Douglass King Seed Company is a licensed producer of Atascosa Texas Grama.
Planting: Plant in early spring or late summer to early fall at a rate of 5 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at a maximum depth of 1/4 inch.
Soil: Sand, sandy loam, clay, and clay loam
Height: 0.5-1.5 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains, Edwards Plateau, Blackland Prairies, Trans Pecos
For more information: Atascosa Texas Grama Brochure from USDA NRCS