Fieldgrass, Browntop Millet, Bamboo Grass
Urochloa fusca (Sw.) B.F. Hansen & Wunderlin
Family : Poaceae
Longevity : Annual
Origin : Native
Season : Warm
Browntop Signalgrass is a low growing grass found in open sandy ground of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. It’s culms creep along the ground and root at the nodes. It reaches 6 to 15 3/4 inches in height. The nodes on the culms are “bearded”, meaning they have small hairs. The leaves are flat and measure from 1 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches in length and are 1/8 to 3/16 inch wide. The seed head is approximately 1 to 2 1/4 inches long. Browntop Signalgrass blooms from April to November. The seeds of Browntop Signalgrass are eaten by quail.