wide, 8-20 cm long and flat with a sharp-pointed tip. The long, slender blades have hairs at the throat. Sheaths are slightly hairy, with long leaves that are hairy on the upper part near the base. This deep Flowers are small, inconspicuous and produced in a panicle. It grows mostly in bottomlands in areas Z, 4 and 6 through 9 and is a perennial, cool, introduced grass that provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. collar is broad and slightly divided by the midrib. Most growth is in spring but they also grow in autumn and winter. membrane (Figure 7, below). Meadow dropseed grows best on heavy soil that usually receives additional moisture in areas 1 through 8. Most fencing starts with a substantial perimeter fence with less substantial fencing used to subdivide the pasture into more manageable areas. Dallisgrass grows most abundantly in bottomland pastures that are properly managed in areas 1 through 4. Batiki grass (Ischaemum aristatum)- see Photo 1. 5 cm from either the tip or the collar. The blade is 3-8 mm wide and 10-50 cm long, the upper Small, greenish flowers and brownish-black fruits are borne in the axils of the leaves. The yellowish collar is broad Seeds resemble oats. (Elymus canadensis) This 24- to 48inch tall bunchgrass has wide blades and an awned spike seedhead resembling wheat or barley which drops or nods when mature. The leaves have long, silky hairs on the upper surface and are thicker near the collar. This annual, warm native grows in areas 1 through 10 and provides fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. It grows abundantly on saline soils in areas 2 and 6 and is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife; fair grazing for livestock. So selecting the best type of grass available is an important choice to make. the tall ligule and the absence of auricles. Three leaflets come from the same point of the apex end of the leaf branch. This perennial, cool native provides poor grazing and is poisonous for all classes of animals. This perennial, warm, introduced grass provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. (Sporobolus cryptandrus) This 18- to 42-inch tall bunchgrass is erect or spreading with the finally open panicle mostly included in the sheath. Panicles are pyramid-shaped with many purplish spikelets. is broad and continuous. Contact. The upper surface is prominently ribbed. Its tall, coarse growth, the prominently ribbed leathery dense, spike-like panicle. Tanglehead grows on rocky hills and ridges in areas 2, 6, 7 and 10 and is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. The auricles are 1-3 mm long, slender Rural (Panicum hallii var. Just like our normal pasture grasses, this line includes single species and mixtures. closed, forming a tube around the stem, with only a small notch (Lolium perenne) This 18- to 36-inch tall bunchgrass has erect, dark green stems with dark, swollen nodes. Male spikelets grow in pairs, fitting into the hollows of the rachis. The shortleaf pine is a perennial, cool and warm season native that grows in areas 1, 2 and 3 and provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. The blade is 2-6 mm wide, 5-15 cm long and V-shaped, with a sharp-pointed a high re-growth and recovery rate. The ligule is a white membrane that sometimes tears Cones are nearly sessile and 11/2 to 5 inches long. This publication is designed to help you identify common weeds found in southeastern North Carolina pastures, hayfields, and sprayfields. The light-green or yellow, medium-broad collar is divided by the The inflorescence has one to three spikes, sometimes a foot long with male spikelets above and female spikelets below. The drawings on the following pages Foliage turns reddish brown when frosted. The flower and seed receptacle has a scale-like covering over the bowl; there usually are three to five of these in a cluster. The It grows from seed in winter, providing early forage. The blade is 1.5-3 mm wide, 5-15 cm long, thick and rolled This perennial, cool native grows in areas 7 through 10 and provides poor grazing for and is poisonous to wildlife and livestock. give the appearance of a fox's tail. Leaf blades are narrow and the edges roll inward, making them appear as a heavy cord. The somewhat flattened or round stems, the shiny undersides This perennial, warm native grows in areas 1 through 8 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; poor grazing for and is poisonous to livestock. the tip is sharp-pointed. It is shiny on the under-surface. Usually, the branches are from one side of the main stem, which is woody. of the bright green leaf blades, the soft, claw-like auricles and The flowers are inconspicuous. The blade is 4-12 mm wide, 20-70 cm long and [Ambrosia psilostachya] This plant grows from long rootstock with many-branched stems that are stout and from 12 to 72 inches tall. This perennial, warm, native grass is adapted in areas 2 and 6 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. It grows in areas 1 through 10 and is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for and is poisonous to wildlife and livestock. cm long and flat with a sharp, pointed tip. long and flat but may be slightly folded or rolled lengthwise, and frequens) This bunchgrass grows 24 to 48 inches tall with flattened stems and sheaths. (Engelmannia pinnatifida) This light green, upright plant has alternate, scalloped or lobed leaves, Upper leaves are attached directly to the stem with short hairs covering the stems and leaves. It presents descriptions and pictures of some of the most common weeds, and it provides references for other weeds that are not in this publication. The seedhead is purplish at first and then straw yellow to ashy gray when dry. The collar is broad and continuous. It is thick and leathery, very smooth The vegetation of tended pasture, forage, consists mainly of grasses, with an interspersion of legumes and other forbs (non-grass herbaceous plants). The large, robust plants have bluish blades up to 2 feet long. Hairy grama grows on rocky hills and plains in areas 1 through 10 and is a perennial, warm native that provides fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. and shiny on the under-surface but dull and deeply ridged on the Grass Species (Creeping Red Fescue). This perennial, warm native provides poor grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. (Andropogon virginicus) This 24- to 48-inch tall bunchgrass grows in small tufts with overlapping flattened sheaths, hairy along the margin of the upper blade surface toward the base. The ligule is a short, finely toothed membrane. or corms at the base of the stems. (Bouteloua gracilis) A 12- to 24-inch tall, tufted and erect grass, blue grama sometimes forms a sod. (Aster subulatus var. It is usually There are five or more bristles below each egg-shaped spikelet. The ligule is a very thin, tongue-like appendage growing upward This annual, cool native grows abundantly on ranges in poor condition in areas 6 through 10 and provides poor grazing for and is poisonous to wildlife and livestock. That rarely provides excellent results. barbinodis) This coarse bunchgrass grows 23 to 52 inches tall with stems that are usually erect, but sometimes bent at the base. Figure 11a. First-last grazing describes how two different livestock types or groups with different nutritional requirements may efficiently utilize pasture. This annual, cool, introduced legume grows in areas 2 through 7 and 10 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. It is a perennial, warm, introduced grass that provides good grazing for livestock: poor grazing for wildlife. The seedhead has many small, yellow flowers that are very showy in late summer, The flower petals tend to turn backward and have fewer bracts at the base of the flower. This perennial, warm native grows in areas 7 through 10 and provides poor grazing for and is poisonous to wildlife and livestock. Flowers are yellow and fruits are red. The inflorescence is The top part of the stem is naked, producing a terminal, loose seedhead. Professional's Choice horse pasture grass seed mixture was designed for horse pastures but is often used other livestock when legumes are not desired. (Sorghastrum nutans) This 36 to 84-inch tall bunchgrass grows from short, scaly rhizomes. Plants are 2 to 2 ½ feet tall with green to blue-green leaves, rhizomatous and provide good ground cover. (Quercus stellata) This 30- to 60-foot-tall tree has a few large branches and a rounded crown. The sheaths are smooth, thick and leathery, and the lower ones are Blades are more than ½ inch wide. Use No-Till Drill Seeding. Yellow bristlegrass has the same general appearance except it is an annual with no rootstock and has twisted leaves. Flowers with yellow to brownish petals and a dark brown center up to 1 inch long are borne at the terminal end of the slender stems. It is a bit Growth begins 2 to 3 weeks before grass starts in the spring. collar divided by the midribs distinguish meadow foxtail from timothy. a panicle similar to orchard grass but with finer tufts. (Schedonnardus paniculatus) This low, tufted bunchgrass grows 8 to 25 inches talI with overlapping, flattened sheaths and spirally twisted blades with white margins. The pale bluish-green colour and dullness of leaves, This grass, palatable throughout the year, is frequently overgrazed but responds readily to deferment. This perennial, warm native grows in areas 2, 6, 7 and 10 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; poor grazing for livestock. Sideoats grama grows on a wide variety of range sites and is grazed by all kinds of animals, decreasing with heavy grazing. The collar Stems are branched and from 1 to 3 feet tall. (Pinus echinata) This evergreen tree grows 70 to 100 feet tall with a narrow pyramid crown. Figure 21a. and pale green or white on the lower part. The edges are rough. It grows mostly on upland woodland and invades overgrazed ranges in areas 1, 2, 3 and 6. usually in the leaf blade about midway between the tip and the collar. by a midrib. The leaf sheath has fine, parallel veins that are smooth to hairy. Grasses can easily be identified by looking at the leaves, stems Some grasses are more common than others are, but many can be grazed the same way. like to know the last modified date for this page, please contact tall. Figure 15a. It decreases with heavy grazing and is a perennial, cool native that provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. root system. It grows in areas 7 through 10 and is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for and is poisonous to wildlife and livestock. (Spartina spartinae) This 36- to 72inch tall bunchgrass has stout, coarse stems growing from a crown of dense tufts. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory, Texas A&M College of Agrculture and Life Sciences. It grows on uplands in areas 1 through 10 and invades disturbed and overgrazed areas, It is an annual, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. The inflorescence is a dense, bristly spike, 3/’to 2 inches long and usually yellowish in color. Scythe-shaped culms turn downward and the panicle breaks off and tumbles in the wind. (Sporobolus indicus) This 18- to 42-inch tall bunchgrass has slender, erect stems with a rattail appearing seedhead, sometimes partly included in the sheath. On long leaves, these glands are elongated and tapering. Flat, light-green, nearly smooth leaf blades and onion-like bulbs hairy on the upper surface. It is a perennial, warm native that provides fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. (Erioneuron pilosum) This low, tufted grass grows 4 to 12 inches tall and usually has only one node above the basal cluster of leaves. blade is 6-15 mm wide, 10-30 cm long and flat with a sharp-pointed Figure 1). Hairs grow out of small, bulblike spots on the blade edges. Leaves are thick, hairy or bristly and graygreen in color, Seed are borne along a central stem 2 to 6 inches long at the apex of the plant. Stems are wiry with slightly rough leaves. It grows on prairie and rocky slopes and increases in abundance when poor condition ranges are deferred; is replaced with better grasses as conditions improve. Blades and stems are purplish to bluish-green and turn leathery brown at maturity. that is very tall. rhizome system that produces a loose but tough-to-kill sod. Texas cupgrass grows on hills and ridges, mostly in protected areas in areas 2 and 4 through 8, and decreases with heavy grazing but will increase with proper use, It contains some green vegetation during winter on properly stocked ranges, is a perennial, warm native and provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. It is adapted for vegetational areas 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and is a perennial, warm, native grass that provides poor grazing for wildlife; fair grazing for livestock. (Hymenoxys odorata) This many-branched plant varies in height from 4 to 24 inches tall. panicle with 5 branches at each node of the central axis. The stems are somewhat It grows in areas 1 through 4 and is a perennial, warm, introduced grass that provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. (Sorghum halepense) This 36- to 72inch tall bunchgrass grows from extensively creeping, scaly rhizomes. the winter. A classic example is fescue toxicity. 1 Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice Two types of pasture swaps were recorded, namely; 'cooperation' between private ranches (PRs) and GRs and trading in pastures or pasture leasing. Stems are hollow. The mass of growth often resembles a bird’s nest. (Eriochloa sericea) This bunchgrass grows 12 to 48 inches tall in large tufts. Grass Species (Orchard Grass). The inflorescence Categories used in the list of pasture species and varieties Temperate grass (cool season, C3 species) These grasses can grow in cooler conditions than tropicals; and they tend to be of higher feed quality. Weeds harboring microorganisms. Locations. This Factsheet identifies the main grass species that are used It grows in area 2, decreases with heavy grazing and is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. The collar is narrow and continuous. Branches are rigid and rather brittle, especially with age. Leaves are composed of an odd number of leaflets, 1/2 inch long and about 1/8 inch thick. (Rhus aromatica var. It is woolly at the base with a smooth sheath and has spreading awns 2 to 3½ inches long. This perennial, cool and warm native grows in areas 1, 2 and 3 and provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. Seedheads usually come out in three branches like a turkey foot. Inflorescence usually has two spike-like branches, 1½ to 4½ inches long, paired at the tip of the stem, one slightly below the other. This annual, cool, introduced legume grows in areas 1 and 3 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. (Trifolium repens) Plants grow 4 to 12 inches tall with many branches from the base, Branches creep and often take root at nodes. bristle-like (Figure 3, below). This causes an amino acid deficiency that can be seen as a poor hair coat, a hay belly, poor top line, unsoundness and illness. It is seeded in areas 5 through 8. tip; the edges are rough. This perennial, warm native grows in areas 2 through 10 and provides fair grazing for wildlife; poor grazing for livestock. (Helenium amarum) The plant is a bright green, leafy forb that reproduces by seeds and has smooth, erect stems 6 to 24 inches tall and branches toward the top. (Bothriochloa barbinodis var. A constriction resembling the letter "W" (Setaria leucopila) This bunchgrass grows 12 to 48 inches tall and has pale green, flattened culms branching at the base and lower joints. Flowers are white and fruits are bright red, Yaupon grows in areas 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 and is a perennial, cool and warm native that provides good grazing for wildlife; fair grazing for livestock. The light brown seed has a single, twisted, bent awn, 2½ to 4 inches long, and a barbed callus in the base; hence, it is sometimes called speargrass. Stems have a feel similar to a lead pencil at the base. It decreases with overgrazing and is perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock. The ligule is a white membrane Terminal panicles are long, loose, open and usually erect, but slightly drooping at maturity. The wide crown is dense. Lemmas are 1/8 inch long. The sheath is split with overlapping margins. Flowers are greenish-white, grow in a dense cluster at the terminal of the main stem, soon die and the main stem remains above ground for a short period. flat with a sharp-pointed tip. Seed turn dark brown and shiny when ripe. The yellow-green collar is broad and divided Our work makes a difference, in the lives of Texans and on the economy. from one edge of the leaf to the other (Figure 5, below). You really need to develop a step by step plan that addresses the challenges and management requirements of a new pasture. The reddish flowers are tinged with purple and the hairy leaves and seed pods give the plant a silvery appearance. It grows on a variety of soils from sands to clays and decreases with heavy grazing. Small, fuzzy seeds form a twisted awn seedhead, partially enclosed in a leaf sheath. Foliage is straw yellow when mature. The flat stems and the coarsely tufted panicle. a high number of light-green, hairy leaves. Agriculture The flat, whitish to purplish base has long, overlapping sheaths. The inflorescence is 2½ to 6 inches long with each spikelet as a one-flowered bur with the bristle united at the base. It grows best on bottomland fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. (Sporobolus drummondii) This bunchgrass grows 25 to 50 inches tall and is less robust than tall dropseed, Leaf blades normally are flat, but tend to roll inward with maturity, making them appear round and tapering to a point at the tip. It is prominently ridged on the upper surface, and the midrib old, dead basal leaf sheaths are reddish brown (hence the common In late spring, the white, persistent glumes resemble oats after the awned seeds have fallen. One of the most common issues I run into with pasture planting failures is that people were in such a hurry to get grass planted, that they try to do everything all at the same time. View of the cross-section of a leaf blade. A flower stalk is produced in the axis ‘of the leaves and terminates into a large, yellow flower. It has The panicle is green to purple to pale with alternating 1- to 5-inch spikes. up to the light, looks as if it has two transparent lines on each The stems are flat, and 50-75 cm (see Figure 1). One-flowered spikelets grow in two rows on one side of the slender seed stem. The ligule is a thin, pointed membrane (Festuca arundinacea) This 18- to 48inch tall grass has slender stems produced from large crowns. The panicle is slim, bristly and narrowed at the top, Usually, one bristle grows below each spikelet. The seasonal effects on nutrient composition are illustrated with columns titled spring, summer, and fall. Leaflets are distinctly veined, rounded and slightly toothed around the entire margin. songarica) This 18- to 48-inch tall bunchgrass has stems growing from a flat crown. Contact Centre, Farm Property Class Tax dark green leaves, and the thick tussocks formed by the accumulation Small, yellow flowers are produced in clusters of five to 10 and the petals fall off soon after blooming. (Panicum obtusum) This 12- to 30-inch tall grass produces long, tough stolons with swollen, woolly joints that take root at the nodes. It is adapted to areas 1 through 10 and is an annual, cool, introduced grass that provides fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. Flowers are yellow. curtipendula) This 12- to 42-inch tall bunchgrass grows from strong, scaly rootstock. splits. Ladino clover is the tallest growing type but is short lived. There are hairs on the leaf collar. The stems are round and 90-150 cm tall. It is a perennial, warm native that provides fair grazing for wildlife and livestock. (Ziziphus obtusifolia) This rigid, intricately branched, thorny shrub grows up to 6 feet tall and is greenish gray. Few branches grow from the main stem which grows 6 to 36 inches high from a crown. Blades are long, heavily veined and boat shaped at the tip. cm long, and flat to V-shaped with a boat-shaped tip. Download a printer-friendly version of this publication: Descriptions of Range and Pasture Plants. Grass pastures can supply good yields of quality feed, It is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. It is a perennial, warm native that provides poor grazing for wildlife; fair grazing for livestock. Introduction Pasture management must emphasize utilization of all feed grown. The ligule is a short, white membrane not unlike the smooth brome It grows on a wide variety of soils in areas 4 through 10. Flowers are like a morningglory except smaller— about 1 inch across and white with a slightly pink cast, especially on the inside. 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