Order Online • www.seedsource.com 81 GRASSES Texas Wintergrass Nassella leucotricha One tough grass seed to harvest and clean. Grains are big and heavy like wheat, but with a twisted, 3-inch-long awn and a barb at one end. As youngsters we knew this as speargrass. Found all across Texas in better bottomland soils and mesquite flats. Lush green growth during cool season, silky purple blooms early in spring, and dry wispy stems after the seeds have fallen in late spring. Extremely drought tolerant and actually evergreen. We mowed our patch only twice during the last dry year and never watered. Height 1-2 feet Seeding rate 15 lbs / acre Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X w b l Medium-Moist D-Pak $9 1-9 lbs $19 / lb 10-49 lbs $18.75 / lb 50+ lbs $18.50 / lb Item #2035 Virginia Wildrye Elymus virginicus Found in the eastern 2/3 of the United States, this perennial cool season bunch grass is typically found along shady creek banks, fence rows or in open woodlands. One of a very few native grasses that is a solid performer in shady areas. A great choice for mixing with warm season native grasses to provide a source of winter forage and nutrient-rich grain for wildlife. As do most cool season grasses, Virginia Wildrye begins growth in the fall and grows slowly through the winter, maturing in late spring. Rangeland Seeding Rate 10 lbs / acre Height 2-3 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 #2050 Western Wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii A high quality native cool season pasture grass found in the western regions of the US & northern Mexico. Excellent grass for erosion control with a dense, fibrous root system and can tolerate salty soil conditions making it a great choice for revegetating areas with challenging soils. In its native range from the great plains through the west, western wheat- grass typically grows from 1 to 3 feet tall with as little as 12 inches of rainfall. Highly palat- able to both wildlife and livestock, providing cool season forage. Caution: May choke out cool season wildflowers if overwatered or in a moist location. Rangeland Seeding 9 lbs / acre Height 1-3 feet Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 450 sf Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > > X w b Dry-Moist D-Pak $9 $18 / lb White Tridens Tridens albescens Attractive native bunch grass. Endures incredibly diverse and harsh conditions ranging from occasionally inundated heavy lowland clays to shallow dry rocky uplands. White seed-heads add diversity to native landscaping & restoration projects. Good forage, nesting material and nutritious seeds for wildlife. Fibrous root systems hold soil very effectively. Grows along drainages and sites that overflow occasionally. Dam Slope Mix .................p. 66 Scorched Earth Mix p. 62 Shade-Friendly Grass Mix p. 12 Midway Mix ...........p. 52 Soil Type Sunlight Soil Moisture Sand Loam Clay Caliche Full Partial Dappled Shade > > > X w Medium-Moist Available in Mixes Available in Midway Mix (p 12) & Live Roots (p 90)