Mexican Needlegrass

Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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West Texas rangelands offer a diverse and productive landscape of native perennial grasses. However, a nonnative grass introduced to West Texas from Mexico is causing significant landowner concern because it is difficult to manage. This problematic plant, Mexican needlegrass ( Amelichloa clandestina) (Hack.) Arriaga & Barkworth, is an introduced, cool-season, perennial bunchgrass that has established alongside roadsides and fence rows. This factsheet describes why this grass is a problem and ways to control it. (2 pages)

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