Pleuraphis mutica Buckley

Whole plant

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Tobosa is a grass that grows in dry rocky soils in the South Texas Plains and the Edwards Plateau. It can reach a height of 2 feet. The lower nodes have small hairs, while the upper nodes do not. The narrow leaves are smooth, stiff and flat with a few long hairs. It blooms between April and October. The seeds appear papery with torn edges. Tobosa has poor economic value for wildlife. However, it is often burned to increase palatability for livestock.

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