80 Native American Seed • 325 446 3600 Switchgrass Panicum virgatum A tall fast-growing grass that serves as wildlife cover in winter. Extensive root systems provide excellent erosion control around creek banks and ponds. Attractive open seedheads turn golden yellow in the fall. Dove, quail and turkey use as food and cover, as do many song birds. Larval food source for butterflies. Live roots available on p. 88 Rangeland Seeding Rate 4 lbs / acre Height 3-4 feet Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 1000 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X w Medium Moist Item #2005 D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $12.45 / lb 10-49 lbs $12.20 / lb 50+ lbs $11.95 / lb Item #2004 Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula The official “State Grass of Texas,” this mid-sized plant is often found as an ornamental accent in residential and commercial landscapes, thanks to the pretty, oat-like seeds that appear along one side of its stems. Spreads by seeds and roots, and thrives alongside Little Bluestem in natural grasslands, well drained uplands, and the shallow soils of ridges and rocky areas. Found from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico. Turkeys use this versatile grass for food & cover, and it is a good larval food source for butterflies. Rangeland Seeding Rate 7 lbs / acre Height 2-3 feet Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 500 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X w Dry-Medium D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $15 / lb 10-49 lbs $14.75 / lb 50+ lbs $14.50 / lb Texas Cupgrass Eriochloa sericea Good native prairie indicator, though mostly grazed to extinction. Many bird species, such as painted buntings and meadowlarks love the nutritional seeds. Great forage plant for livestock and recovers quickly following rotational grazing. Blooms and produces seeds several times throughout the growing season and will readily increase with good land management. Available in mixes: Native Trail, Midway, Scorched Earth, Southeast Recovery, Blackland Prairie, Sustainable Dove & Quail, Caliche, Dam Slope. Table of Contents p 7 Height 1-2 feet Seeding rate 8 lbs / acre Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X w Medium-Moist Available in Mixes & Live Roots (p 88) Texas Grama Bouteloua regidiseta Short, drought tolerant and eye catching warm-season grass with a large geographic distribution in Texas. One of the earliest grasses to flower in spring. Important for Harvester ants who collect the seeds and in turn the Texas Horned Lizard who relies on these native ants as a primary food source. Birds and small mammals use seeds as a food source and the plant structures as nesting material. Texas Grama can be found in grasslands, open woods, roadsides, dry plains, rocky hills, and abused overgrazed ranges. Height 4-12 inches Available in mixes only Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X Dry-Medium Available in Midway Mix (p 52) & Scorched Earth Recovery Mix (p 62)