April - November
0.0 - 0.2
Sometimes confused with curly mesquite grass which also forms close sod in calcerous prairies. Curly mesquite grass has auricled ligules and its blades are usually not papillose-pilose.
It is eaten by all classes of livestock. Rated only as fair forage because of low production. Seeds eaten by birds and rodents.
Abundantly in black calcareous clay loam, in prairies, and along roadsides.
Used as a lawn grass.