Heteropogon contortus

Heteropogon contortus

Tanglehead

Previous scientific name(s): Andropogon contortus

Warm season, drought tolerant, native perennial bunchgrass occurring on rocky slopes and sandy plains from 1,000 to 5,000 ft. elevation. Vegetative growth begins in late spring and can continue through August with additional moisture. Short lived but reestablishes easily from its own seed.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 7 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
6.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
344,700
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes