Recommended Texas Native Grasses

Scientific Name
*indicates plant native to El Paso County
Common NameAvailable?
Aristida purpurea* Three Awn usually
Bouteloua curtipendula* Side-oats Grama usually
Bouteloua gracilis* Blue Grama usually
Bouteloua eriopoda* Black Grama sometimes
Buchloe dactyloides Buffalo Grass usually
Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf Muhly usually
Muhlenbergia dumosa Bamboo Muhly usually
Muhlenbergia emersleyi* Bull Muhly usually
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Lindheimer Muhly usually
Muhlenbergia porteri* Bush Muhly usually
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass usually
Muhlenbergia rigida* Purple Muhly usually
Oryzopsis hymenoides* Indian Rice Grass usually
Sporobolus airoides* Alkali sacaton usually
Sporobolus wrightii* Giant sacaton sometimes
Stipa tenuissima Needlegrass usually
Stipa neomexicana* Feathergrass sometimes

Ornamentals for Far West Texas Index