Source: Magness et al. 1971
This is a vigorous, long-lived, native bunchgrass occurring on sandy soils of the Central and Southern Great Plains. it is drought resistant, with a deep root system. Stems may reach to 6 feet. Leaves are abundant, slightly hairy, 12 inches long and 0.25 inch wide. Plants start growth early in spring and continue through the summer. This grass is highly palatable and nutritious, and often is overgrazed. It is easily established from seed.