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The Tobosagrass (Pleuraphis mutica)

is a half hardy perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 160 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Pleuraphis mutica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7.8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a rhizomatous growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.7m / 2.3ft. The vegetative spread rate is slow.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).


Very resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include seed.

2°C / 35.6F 6 to 7.8 0.7m / 2.3ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Pleuraphis
Specific epithet ? mutica
Common names
Tobosagrass (United States)
IPNI details on Pleuraphis mutica
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