Bamboo Grass

bamboo grassFieldgrass, Browntop Millet, Bamboo Grass

Urochloa fusca (Sw.) B.F. Hansen & Wunderlin

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Annual

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Browntop Signalgrass is a low growing grass found in open sandy ground of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. It’s culms creep along the ground and root at the nodes. It reaches 6 to 15 3/4 inches in height. The nodes on the culms are “bearded”, meaning they have small hairs. The leaves are flat and measure from 1 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches in length and are 1/8 to 3/16 inch wide. The seed head is approximately 1 to 2 1/4 inches long. Browntop Signalgrass blooms from April to November. The seeds of Browntop Signalgrass are eaten by quail.

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