Hilaria belangeri

Hilaria belangeri

Curly mesquite

Highly drought tolerant, warm season perennial bunchgrass. Prefers medium to fine textured soils, but will establish on a wide range of soil textures. Furnishes good forage for wildlife in fall and winter. Does not tolerate shade.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 9 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
5.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
270,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes