Brownseed paspalum is a warm season bunchgrass that grows on sand and sandy loam soils in South Texas. Plants from moist, sandy soils usually have very pronounced rhizomes. This grass is considered a climax dominant on sandy upland sites. It provides good to excellent nesting cover for bobwhite quail, as well as a hard seed that is consumed by quail and turkey. In addition, it provides fair forage for livestock. Seeds are easily collected because of the height of the seed head above the foliage. Seeds mature throughout the year depending on rainfall. However, it is most common for seeds to reach maturity in the late spring and early to late fall.