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Prairie 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                    BOTANICAL 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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