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• Has very few stems; it has both basal leaves and leaves along the stem. The upper surface of the leaves are rough and the leaf blades taper to a fine point. The seedhead appears spine-like and appears white with a reddish tint.
• Livestock will graze white tridens, but this grass never makes up a large percentage of the plant community.
• Is considered an increaser on most sites; its abundance indicates fair range condition.
• Adapted to sandy to sandy loam soils, but grows on clayey soils if moisture is adequate.
• Prefers areas that overflow occasionally.
Guadalupe Germplasm white tridens (Tridens albescens (Vasy) Woot. & Standl.) is a warm season, perennial with blue-green foliage and a white to pinkish tinged spikelet. This selection originates from collections made from native plants growing in the Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie, Edwards Plateau, Trans Pecos, and South Texas Plains.
Guadalupe Germplasm was cooperatively released in 2019 by the, Texas Natives Seeds project. This release is a selected plant material class of certified seed. No breeding, selection or genetic manipulation was carried out on the release. Guadalupe Germplasm includes 5 distinct populations of white tridens, each increased in isolation to maintain genetic diversity of the wild populations.