Hooded windmillgrass is a warm season tufted perennial grass found throughout South Texas on a variety of soil types and range sites. Hooded windmillgrass is fair forage for livestock. A high degree of hybridization with other windmillgrasses causes variation in plant characteristics. Hooded windmillgrass has potential in habitat restoration. It is an abundant seed producer; seed heads grow and produce seed rapidly after rainfall events, thus producing seed several times per year in wet years. Germination is high for hooded windmillgrass. This species can easily be harvested using conventional harvesting equipment. Hooded windmillgrass’ low successional stage in most vegetation communities makes it an excellent choice for early establishment in restoration efforts. Mariah is a South Texas release of this species that is now available for planting.