Grazing North Texas

By Tony Dean

The grama family of grasses is an important part of grazing lands across almost all of the United States. Blue grama can be found in all states except parts of extreme southern areas. It is a major species in open plains of drier regions.

Blue grama is a low-growing native perennial. Although it is considered a bunch grass, it can grow thick enough to resemble a sod grass.

When growing, it is grayish-green in color. Stems can grow a seedhead up to 16 inches or taller, but the leaves seldom get over four inches long.

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