Multiflowered False Rhodesgrass
Commonly called 4-flower trichloris, this grass occurs throughout South Texas. It is a warm season, perennial bunchgrass and provides excellent forage for livestock and good cover for wildlife. It is commonly found on silty, clayey, and sandy loam soils. Multiflowered false rhodesgrass is an excellent seed producer. As much as 53.5 lbs of seed can be produced per acre in non-irrigated plots. Seed is produced many times per year and plants can have as many as 47 seed heads per plant. This grass has high restoration potential because of its abundant seed production and good germination. A hindrance to restoration efforts is the small, almost weightless seeds, which are difficult to plant. Seeds should be coated or drilled/broadcasted with a carrier substance in order to facilitate uniform planting.