Browntop Signalgrass

Browntop SignalgrassFieldgrass, Browntop Millet, Bamboo Grass

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

Whole plant

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.

Browntop Millet seed

Browntop Millet seed

Browntop Millet seeds

Browntop Millet seeds

Browntop Millet head

Browntop Millet head

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