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Nassella leucotricha 
Texas Wintergrass Roots


Item #: 2513
Category: Live Roots
Habit: Perennial
Height: 18 inches

Price:  
$19.00 per bundle

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    medium, moist 

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Description

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 (see video below). As youngsters we knew this as speargrass. Found all across Texas in better bottomland soils and mesquite flats. Lush green growth, up to 18 inches tall.



2017 Tx Wintergrass Seed Time-Lapse by Ricky Linex NRCS, author of Range Plants of North Central Texas



"With dew in the mornings or rain at anytime the awn is moistened and begins twisting and as the day heats up the dew dries the awn begins to dry as well coiling in the opposite direction. The seed is attempting to screw itself into the ground for germination."



Tips on Planting Live Roots

Order by 11am on Monday. We dig and ship roots every Tuesday with 1-2 days UPS delivery (out of state extra charges may apply). Please be ready to plant & water your roots A.S.A.P. after receipt of order. Our goal is to ship roots on Tuesdays but from time to time mother nature has her own plans. If your shipment of roots is time critical, please call to make special arrangements. If you also have seeds in your order that you want to be shipped sooner, please advise on comment section of your order. Additional shipping will be charged. Be prepared to water immediately for easier establishment. Ask about volume discounts for this and other roots orders.


 

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