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Grass - Native Texas


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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