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Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,Invasive Species Identification and Removal WorkshopCo-hosted by HNPAT and CPPLawther-Deer Park Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park,…

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2018 North American Prairie Conference has been cancelled. Watch for notifications in early 2019. The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will be in the…

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Prairie Facts

Prairie Quiz

A woman walking in the grasslands.

Reprinted from The Prairie Dog.

What is…

1. The only grass listed as endangered in Texas?

2. An exotic (non-native and invasive) grass which can kill livestock if eaten just after a freeze?

3. The official State Grass of Texas, found in every bioregion in the state?

4. A group of grasses named after a German botanist?

5. A rhizomatous, cool season grass with fluffy pink to purple seed heads, and in separate male and female plants?

6. An African grass introduced to the Americas through the bedding on the slave ships of pre-Civil War times?

7. One of the Big Four prairie grasses, grows in clones, called Turkey Foot grass by the pioneers?

8. The native lawn grass we used before St. Augustine was introduced?

9. A robust bunch grass growing in bottomlands, with seed heads composed of one seed stacked upon another?

10. The grass that thrived when the buffalo herds had eaten the taller grasses and moved on?

Answers…