Pinhole Beardgrass

Pinhole BeardgrassPinhole Beardgrass, Perforated Bluestem

Bothriochloa barbinodis (Lag.) Herter var. perforata (Fourn.) Gould

Whole plant

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Pinhole Bluestem is a large bunch grass that can reach up to 4 feet tall. It is present in the South Texas Plains and the Edwards Plateau regions. The nodes have fringe-like hairs that are about 1/8 of an inch long. The leaves are blade-like and are wide and tapered. They can reach up to 12 inches in length. It differs from Cane Bluestem only because of the pit in the seed, giving it it’s name. Pinhole Bluestem has fair livestock value and grows well in sandy and loamy soils.

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