Fall witchgrass

Leptoloma cognatum



Stems are freely branching with hairs below. The short, rigid, flat blades have white edges. One edge is often crinkled, resembling bacon cooking in a frying pan. The inflorescence resembles a lovegrass, but single, fuzzy seed are borne at the ends of short branches. Seed heads break off at maturity, forming tumbleweeds.

Fall witchgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native - 12 to 30 inches tall.

Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.


Grows on dry, rocky or sandy soil.