Mariah Hooded Windmillgrass is a native, warm season perennial bunchgrass with a mature foliage height ranging from 0.5-1’ and total height of 2-3’. Hooded Windmillgrass is found throughout the western two thirds of Texas on a variety of soil types. Mariah is best adapted to South, West, and Central Texas. It is fair forage for livestock and has moderate cover value for wildlife. It is an excellent species for erosion control because of its stolons which can form a turf on sandy soils. Hooded Windmillgrass is recommended for use in roadside plantings, critical site re-vegetation, and rangeland seed mixes. It can be used in many types of speciality plantings, such as grassed waterways, riparian buffers, filter strips, and pond embankments.
Mariah Hooded Windmillgrass was developed by the USDA NRCS Kingsville Plant Materials Center, Texas AgriLife Research, and the Texas Native Seeds Program for use in right-of-way revegetation and range and wildlife habitat restoration efforts. The variety originated from seed collected from native plants growing in Kenedy County, Texas.
Planting Rate: 1 lb pure live seed (PLS) per acre
For more information: Mariah Hooded Windmillgrass Brochure from USDA NRCS