76 Native American Seed • 325 446 3600 Item #2011 Eastern Gamagrass Tripsacum dactyloides Most productive, nutritious forage grass on the planet. Grows in dense clumps and can be used as a buffer or screen. Seed must be exposed to cold, moist conditions before sprouting in the spring. An ancestor of corn, with intriguing pollination and seed-bearing parts that break at the joints when mature. Good larval food source for butterflies, provides cover and food for turkeys and other game birds. Cattle nearly grazed this highly palatable forage grass to extinction. Now you can help bring it back again. Live roots p 88 Rangeland Seeding Rate 12 lbs / acre Height 3-4 feet Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 600 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > X w b l Medium-Moist Item #2049 Galleta Pleuraphis jamesii Found from Texas and Oklahoma westward toward California, this tough and drought resistant perennial warm season grass is typically found in heavy clay or loam soils, sometimes alone or in mixed stands with Black Grama. Overgrazing has taken much of this highly palatable grass throughout its native range. An excellent choice for erosion control or creating more diverse and sustainable grasses in dry, western rangeland ecosystems. Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs / acre Height 18-36 inches Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 800 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > X Dry-Medium D-Pak $9 $35 / lb Item #2010 Green Sprangletop Leptochloa dubia The spreading, “sprangled” appearance of the seedhead gives this grass its common name. Mix with other natives as a “nurse grass” - comes up quickly in the spring and is easy to grow, but fades after 2-3 years as other native grasses get established. Reproduces by seeds and roots. Performs as short-term nurse grass in a variety of soils and grows permanently on rocky hills and canyons in sandy soils of the Trans-Pecos area of Texas. Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs / acre Height 1-2 feet Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 2000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X Medium D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $14 / lb 10-49 lbs $13.75 / lb 50+ lbs $13.50 / lb D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $17.95 / lb 10-49 lbs $17.50 / lb 50+ lbs $17.10 / lb Curly Mesquite Hilaria belangeri Highly drought tolerant native can grow on as little as 5 in. of rainfall a year. Found from central Texas to Old Mexico and Arizona. Forms stolens and runners, excellent for dry soils that are difficult to vegetate. Best in full sun. A great source of forage for wildlife and live- stock. Can be used in combination with other short-grass natives such as Buffalograss and Blue Grama for a fantastic low-maintenance turf grass in arid areas of the southwest US and northern Mexico. Also see Thunder Turf p.55 Rangeland Seeding Rate 2 lbs / acre Height 4-10 inches Available in mixes & d-paks only Item # 2045 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > X Dry-Medium D-Pak $9