Grazing North Texas – Silver bluestem

September 24, 2015 0
By Tony Dean Silver bluestem is one of several native bluestems that are important grasses on North Texas grazing lands. It is a perennial bunchgrass growing one and one-half to three feet tall. Leaves are […]


September 15, 2015 0
For 10 years, I’ve been a certified scuba diver. While I can’t claim that I’ve been to all sorts of exotic, international locales to explore underwater haunts, the activity is intriguing, nonetheless, and I’ve dived extensively in freshwater locations around the […]

Vine mesquite

September 13, 2015 0
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 […]

Grazing North Texas – Sideoats grama

August 10, 2015 0
  By Tony Dean It is fitting that we introduce this “Grazing North Texas” series with one of our most important grasses, Sideoats grama.  In addition to being a very good grass for grazing livestock, […]

Assignment: Texas – A Prairie in Pieces – Part 3

June 3, 2015 0
By Russell Graves Despite the bad news, acres of pristine prairie do remain. Sixty miles northeast of Dallas, nestled between Blue Ridge and Celeste, are a couple of places of ecological significance. Collin County-owned Parkhill […]

Buttercup or Primrose?

June 2, 2015 0
By Lisa Bellows, Ph.D. Buttercup?  Nope, it is a primrose.  Every year I hear someone refer to this pink beauty as a buttercup.  Botanically speaking buttercups have five petals and as you can see in […]

A Prairie in Pieces- Part 2

May 15, 2015 0
By Russell Graves Across the continent the Great Plains is a huge swath of land that incises mid-America from northeastern Mexico to the southern Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Western Great Plains […]

Texas Parsely

May 13, 2015 0
By Lisa Bellows Would you call a palatable pasture plant that contained 20% protein a weed? Most of us pay about $10 a bag for that kind of livestock nutrition. Texas parsley is a member […]
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