August - November
0.4 - 1.0
A slender, fine-stemmed, narrow-leaved grass normally with a sprawling habit. Flowering stalk bears a single, slim, mostly hairless raceme about 2 inches long. Because the racemes shatter at maturity the flower stalks can be identified by slightly enlarged oblique tips.
Seeds average approximately 814,000/lb.
Provides an acceptable forage for cattle. On nontimbered sites, this grass is important in the cattle diet.
A very common species in coastal prairie remnants, it is also found on the edges of forest and in the pine flatwoods region of east Texas and west Louisiana. It is reported to be most productive on well-drained soils (Grelen and Hughes 1984).
Sandy soils in pine forest openings and coastal prairies.