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Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.

 

There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 

 

Grass Species at LLELA

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

U

Bushy Bluestem

Andropogon glomeratus

C

Threeawn

Aristida purpurea

C

Wild Oat

Avena fatua

C*

King Ranch Bluestem

Bothriochloa ischaemum

A*

Silver Bluestem

Bothriochloa laguroides

C

Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

U

Little Quaking Grass

Briza minor

C*

Rescuegrass

Bromus catharticus

C*

Japanese Brome

Bromus japonicas

C*

Cherokee Sedge

Carex cherokeensis

C

Coastal Sandbur

Cenchrus spinifex

U

Feather Fingergrass

Chloris virgata

C

Bermudagrass

Cynodon dactylon

C

Flatsedge

Cyperus acuminatus

C

Globe Flatsedge

Cyperus echinatus

U

Redroot Flatsedge

Cyperus erythrorhizos

C

Chufa

Cyperus esculentus

U

Fragrant Flatsedge

Cyperus odoratus

C

Bearded Flatsedge

Cyperus squarrosus

U

Southern Crabgrass

Digitaria ciliaris

C*

Barnyard Grass

Echinochloa crus-galli

C*

Needle Spikerush

Eleocharis acicularis

C

Flatstem Spikerush

Eleocharis palustris

C

Dwarf Spikerush

Eleocharis parvula

C

Squarestem Spikerush

Eleocharis quadrangulata

C

Canada Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis

C

Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus

C

Mediterranean Lovegrass

Eragrostis barrelieri

C*

Stinkgrass

Eragrostis cilianensis

U

Little Barley

Hordeum pusillum

C

Common Rush

Juncus effusus

U

Ringseed Rush

Juncus filipendulus

C

Red Sprangletop

Leptochloa mucronata

U

Rye Grass

Lolium perenne

C*

Witchgrass

Panicum capillare

U

Scribner’s Panicum

Panicum oligosanthes

U

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

C

Dallis Grass

Paspalum dilitatum

C*

Western Wheatgrass

Pascopyrum smithii

C

Wild Canary Grass

Phalaris caroliniana

U

Texas Blue Grass

Poa arachnifera

U

Rabbit’s Foot Grass

Polypogon monspeliensis

C*

Horned Beak-rush

Rhynchospora corniculata

U

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

U

Softstem Bulrush

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

C

Yellow Bristle Grass

Setaria pumila

C*

Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans

U

Johnson Grass

Sorghum halepense

A*

Dropseed

Sporobolus composites

A

Smutgrass

Sporobolus indicus

C*

White Tridens

Tridens albescens

C

Eastern Gamma Grass

Tripsacum dactyloides

U

Browntop Signal Grass

Urochloa fasciculate

U

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental
  • * - Non-native, introduced species