Plains Bristlegrass

Plains Bristlegrass


A native warm-season perennial bunchgrass, growing 1-3 feet tall with light-green, tender leaves. Plains bristlegrass provides forage to both livestock and wildlife, and its seeds also provide food to certain species of wildlife.  Drought and heat resistant.

Provides fair to good forage for wildlife and all classes of livestock.

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Planting: Plant in the fall or late winter-early spring at a rate of 3 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at a maximum depth of 1/2 inch.

Soil: Sandy to medium textured soils.

Height: Up to 3 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains, Edwards Plateau, Trans Pecos