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Native Grasses


Texas’ only native lawn grass, buffalograss, is my favorite choice for full sun and should be used more often. Here are some other native grasses that should be preserved and introduced more often.

COMMON NAME                                                   SCIENTIFIC NAME

Big Bluestem                                          Andropogon gerardii

Blue Grama                                            Bouteloua gracilis

Bushy Bluestem                                      A. glomeratus

Eastern Gamma                                      Tripsacum dactyloides

Little Bluestem                                        Schizachyrium scoparium

Indiangrass                                             Sorghastrum nutans

Sand Lovegrass                                       Eragrostis trichodes

Sea-oats                                                 Uniola paniculata

Longspike Silver Bluestem                       Bothriochioa saccharoides var. longipaniculata  

Sideoats Grama                                       Bouteloua curtipendula

Switchgrass                                             Panicum virgatum

Coastal Muhly                                         Muhlenbergia filipes

Lindheimer’s Muhly                                Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Canada Wildrye                                      Elymus canadensis

Texas Bluegrass                                      Poa arachnifera

Inland Seaoats                                        Chaemanthium latifolium


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