Some grass ID's (a lot of pics)

texasflip(Nacogdoches, TX z8)May 18, 2008

I'm trying to figure out which of these wild grasses are native coastal prairie species. They were in a disturbed area near a contruction site in SE Texas and I've got a few that I'm pretty sure about but would appreciate some of your input. Thanks!

Grass #1

I think this one might be silver bluestem (Bothriochloa saccharoides)

Grass #2

Could this be a Chloris species?

Grass #3

This one made up the majority of the plants in the area. At first I thought it was just Dallis grass but it has long awns(?) on it's seeds which Dallis grass dosen't.

Grass #4

Grass #5

I'm pretty sure this one is Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)

Thanks so much!


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dbs_illinois_4(z4b Illinois)

Texasflip, none of these are grasses I am familiar with, being in northern Illinois, but I feel bad that no one else has replied! I'd say you are on the target with the ones you have tentatively identified, after going quickly through the site posted below. I love it when I find a plant I'm curious about in, because they have wonderful close-up pictures for ID'ing. They keep adding more species--some of the info is incomplete, I think because the grasses were added recently (at least I don't remember them being there).

Here is a link that might be useful: Grasses on

    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 10:29PM
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