Native perennial grasses are the lifeblood of rangelands. Our livestock and wildlife species, ecosystem processes, and overall plant community function depend on our native grasses for numerous reasons. Learning about how grasses establish, reproduce, and sustain their species populations are key for any range manager.
This website will help you gain a deeper understanding in how grasses grow, and the many differences that exist among native, perennial grass species. Not all rangeland grasses are created equal, and each species will respond differently to grazing, fire, and drought. This website serves as a database for species-specific information that you will find on some of the dominant grass species in Texas!