Sandhills Plant Identification

Plant S Characteristics:

  • Tall, warm season grass
  • Perennial
  • Rhizomes
  • Light blue-gray color (a wax that covers the leaves can be rubbed off)
  • Begins growing out at a 45 degree angle
  • "Turkey track" seedhead
  • Gold hair on mature seedhead
  • Found in uplands

 Light grey color, turkey track seedhead, grows on upland sites

 Plant T Characteristics:

  • Warm season
  • Bunch grass
  • Leaves are flat at base
  • Blue-gray colored leaves that turn reddish-brown after frost
  • Excellent grazing when immature
  • Grazing decreases when seedheads are produced (cows don't want to stick their nose in a pokey seedhead and will graze around the base of the plant)

    Bunch grass, packed so tight leaves are flat at base  

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