Whiplash Pappusgrass is a native, warm season perennial bunchgrass that reaches 3-5’ at maturity. It is a common native grass species in the South Texas Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, and Trans Pecos regions of Texas on clay and loamy soils. It is tolerant of saline and alkaline soils. Whiplash Pappusgrass is fair forage for livestock and provides critical wildlife cover on many rangelands that support very few other grasses.
Webb Whiplash Pappusgrass is a blend of 3 populations from the South Texas Plains developed for release by the Texas Native Seeds Program and the USDA NRCS Kingsville Plant Materials Center. Whiplash Pappusgrass often occurs in mixed stands with Pink Pappusgrass.
Planting: Plant in late August-early October at a rate of 3 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at a maximum depth of 1/4 inch.
Soil: Grows in a variety of soils and is adapted to saline-alkaline soils.
Height: 3-5 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains
For more information: Whiplash Pappusgrass Plant Guide from USDA NRCS