Vine mesquite

By Tony Dean

The abundant moisture during early months of 2015 has favored many plants including vine mesquite.
Vine mesquite is considered a sod-forming grass. It reproduces from underground rhizomes and aboveground stolons as well
as from seed. The aboveground runners can reach lengths of over eight feet and often take root at the nodes along the stem.
Color is light bluish green during growing conditions, then dull tan after frost. The stems and leaves of vine mesquite grow firm
and erect and it reaches heights of 12” to 24”. To read more pick up the September 2015 issue of NTFR.