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Eastern Gamagrass

 Native - Perrenial - Warm Season 

Eastern gamagrass is a perennial bunch grass that grows 5 to 10 feet tall and, arguably, produces the highest quality and quantity of forage for a native grass. It is highly palatable and provides good to excellent grazing for livestock and fair grazing for deer. As such, eastern gamagrass is often difficult to find. It provides good fawning cover and is extremely valuable for stabilizing riparian areas. A decreaser under heavy grazing, Eastern gamagrass is now absent from many traditional sites.

(From Range Plants of North Central Texas - A Land user's Guide to Their Identification ,Value and Managment, 2014, by Ricky J. Linex, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.)

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