Hopia obtusa, or Vine Mesquite, is a perennial grass that provides excellent ground cover, as it spreads by stolons. It can grow up to 3 ft tall and flowers between May-October. This grass grows in seasonally moist areas and disturbed landscapes, such as low pastures, ditches, stream sides, and roadsides. It prefers elevations between 1000–6000 ft and transplants well. This is a great workhorse species for preventing soil erosion. Prefers areas that receive periodic flooding.
Vine Mesquite, Hopia obtusa