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Conservation Plant Releases - East Texas Plant Materials Center

The East Texas Plant Materials Center has released the following plants to commercial growers to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the link to the Release Brochure (if available) to view more information on each plant release. Click on the Scientific Name for more information on the species.

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Plant Releases

Release Name Scientific Name Common Name Uses Release Brochure
Neches Germplasm Andropogon ternarius Splitbead Bluestem conservation cover, critical area planting, restoration of rare or declining communities, and wildlife habitat planting Brochure (PDF; 256 KB)
Pilgrim Germplasm Dichanthelium scoparium velvet rosettegrass wildlife food Brochure (PDF; null)
Cajun Sunrise Germplasm Helianthus mollis ashy sunflower Conservation/Restoration; livestock; Wildlife and Ornamental Brochure (PDF; 276 KB)
Pineywoods Germplasm Liatris pycnostachya thickspike gayfeather wildlife and pollinator plantings as well as understory habitat restoration in longleaf and shortleaf pine systems Brochure (PDF; 364KB)
Crockett Germplasm Mimosa strigillosa herbaceous mimosa ground cover for surface mine reclamation and disturbed areas Brochure (PDF; 265 KB)
Harrison Germplasm Paspalum floridanum Florida paspalum wildlife food and cover, forage, mine reclamation, prairie restoration, and highway and utility right of way uses Brochure (PDF; 193 KB)
Coastal Plains Germplasm Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem restoration, longleaf pine understory, critical area planting, native range, filter strips, upland wildlife habitat improvement, Brochure (PDF; 390 KB)
Nacogdoches Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass native forage, wildlife habitat improvement, restoration, filter strips Brochure (PDF; 210 KB)