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Eastern Gamagrass

Eastern Gamagrass

(Tripsacum dactyloides)
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Grasses
Eastern gamagrass is a robust native bunchgrass found along the margins of riparian areas and near marshes and wetlands in south Texas. Eastern gamagrass is an excellent native forage, and is preferred by livestock over most other grasses. Populations of eastern gamagrass can be found in protected areas or highway rights-of-way across south Texas, but it is more common in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes of the region. Eastern gamagrass can be propagated by division of the knotty rhizomes, or from seed. The Plant Materials Center is currently evaluating a variety of eastern gamagrass collections from south Texas. This grass has good potential for use as an ornamental or in the restoration of wetland areas, or for soil stabilization practices along riparian corridors.
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