Grazing North Texas – Texas Wintergrass

By Tony Dean 

Texas wintergrass is one of the more important cool season grasses on our Texas rangelands.  It is a perennial, which means it comes back from the roots every year.  It is adapted to a variety of soil types and can be found over most of the state.

Texas wintergrass grows from 12” to 36” tall but often takes more of a spreading growth rather than standing erect.  It is a deep green color during its growing stage but turns straw yellow during summer months.  The narrow leaves are rough to the touch. To read more pick up a copy of the June 2016 issue.