The Catarina blend of bristlegrass is comprised of collections from Webb, Karnes, Bexar, and Willacy counties. It is a native bunchgrass prized for its value to livestock and as excellent cover for upland game species such as quail, a hearty mix that can be used in rangeland seed mixes and conservation applications. They produce seed from May to November.
Excellent quail habitat and highly desirable for livestock. Can also be used in conservation plantings, such as riparian buffers and filter strips.
Planting: Plant in early spring (can be planted in the fall in areas with few cool-season weeds) at a rate of 2 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.
Soil: clay to clay loam soils.
Height: 1-4 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Rolling Plains