Kleingrass

Kleingrass is a high protein forage for cattle, but can be toxic to sheep, goats, and horses. Its dense foliage provides nesting habitat for wildlife and makes it a valuable erosion control species. An introduced fine stem, drought tolerant perennial warm season bunchgrass, Kleingrass is easily established and is well adapted to a wide range of soil types throughout the southern U.S.

Provides good forage for cattle, cover for wildlife, and erosion control.

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Description

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

Region: Texas-wide

For more information: Kleingrass Plant Fact Sheet from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Weight

2 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb., 25 lb.

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

3-5'