Kleingrass is a warm season, perennial bunchgrass growing 3-5’ in height that was introduced to Texas from Africa. Kleingrass is adapted to a wide range of soils throughout Texas and the southwest. It provides good forage for cattle, has some cover value for wildlife, and has good erosion control.
Kleingrass is a high protein forage for cattle, but can be toxic to sheep, goats, and horses. Its dense foliage provides nesting cover for wildlife and makes it a valuable erosion control species. Kleingrass is easily established and is well adapted to a wide range of soil types throughout the southern U.S. It is typically less invasive than many introduced forage grasses, although it can outcompete other native vegetation on some soils.
Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 2-3 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep.
Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.
Height: 3-4 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
For more information: Kleingrass Plant Fact Sheet from USDA NRCS