● Provide good quality forage
● Good drought tolerance
● Provides quality forage and or hay for all classes of livestock
● Provides good cover for deer and provides nesting and cover sites for game birds
Life Cycle: Perennial
Introduced/ Native: Native
Growth Habit: Bunch Grass
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plains Bristlegrass is a native, warm season, perennial bunchgrass, adapted to sandy to medium-textured soils. Plains Bristle is usually associated with mesquite, gravelly sites and disturbed sandy areas. It is not a dominating species on most range sites.
Plants usually grow 1 to 2.5 feet tall. It is best-planted in seed or range mixes for re-vegetation of rangeland or abandoned cultivated land. Because of its drought tolerance.
Plains Bristlegrass is highly-adapted to the dryer climates. Plains Bristlegrass is highly palatable to all classes of livestock when it is green. Seed provides a valuable food source for game birds. It is recommended for grazing, wildlife plantings, land reclamation and soil erosion.