Nueces Sand Dropseed

Nueces Sand Dropseed

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The Nueces Sand Dropseed was developed from several collections across South Texas. It exhibits good establishment characteristics on highly disturbed soils, making it a viable option for ecologic restoration projects and commercial right-of-way use. It provides fair forage for livestock and is utilized as a food source by game birds, including quail and Rio Grande turkey.

Fair as livestock forage and food source for wildlife. Good establishment characteristics on disturbed sites.

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Our Texas Natives are certified "Selected Texas Native Germplasm" by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each variety is of a specific ecotype of its species that was locally sourced from counties in Texas.


Planting: Plant in late fall or spring at a rate of 1 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.


Soil: Works well on disturbed sites, especially sand, sandy loam, and clay


Height: Up to 3.25 feet


Type: Warm Season Perennial


Region: Rio Grande Plains, Coastal Sand Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes