Lometa Indiangrass

A native warm-season perennial bunchgrass, Lometa Indiangrass provides forage for livestock, food and cover for wildlife, and helps prevent erosion. A robust, vigorous plant, 3-8 feet tall, with coarse leaves blue to pea-green colored and panicles 8-12 inches long, bronze to yellow colored. Flowers in late September and October and spreads by seed and rhizomes. Cold and drought tolerant; a very palatable grass.  Lometa Indiangrass is better adapted to most of Texas where rainfall is 25″ annually.

Provides good forage for wildlife and livestock and cover for deer, small mammals, and birds.

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Description

Lometa Indiangrass is a native, warm season perennial bunchgrass that grows up to 5-7’ in height at maturity with blue green leaves. It is well adapted for use throughout Texas in areas that receive at least 22’ of rainfall.  Lometa Indiangrass provides good forage for livestock, food and excellent cover for deer, small mammals, and birds, and good erosion control characteristics.  It is used extensively for range and wildlife habitat restoration plantings.

Lometa Indiangrass was developed by the USDA NRCS Knox City Plant Materials Center.  The variety was originated from native plants growing near Lometa, Texas in Lampasas County.  Lometa Indiangrass has excellent establishment characteristics and it is frequently one of the first native grasses to emerge after planting. Indiangrass is one of the “big 4” grasses of the Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem of North America.  Over much of Texas, Indiangrass is one of the co-dominant native grasses of prairies, savannas, and rangelands.  On many sites, Indiangrass and little bluestem are the major native grasses.

Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 3-5 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep.

Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.

Height: 3-7 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: It is adapted to most soil types found in Texas

For more information: Lometa Indiangrass Brochure from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

>5'

Wildlife

Deer, Quail, Turkeys