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General: Texas cupgrass (Eriochloa sericea) is a tufted, warm-season, perennial grass that grows 3 to 3 ½ feet in height (Correll & Johnston, 1996). This erect grass is a member of the Paniceae tribe of grasses (Hitchcock, 1971). There is no known commercial variety of Texas cupgrass.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.
Habitat: Texas cupgrass grows mostly on well-drained prairies, and brushy, rocky slopes with tight loamy soils (Correll & Johnston, 1996).