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Chloris virgata

Common Name(s): Feather Rhodes grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=77° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 30 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Variable (black cracking clay)
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Not drought, flooding, or frost tolerant. High salinity resistance. Only fair palatability.
Rust, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris
Animal Food - fodder, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-dry summer, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Tropics, Subtropics, Warm temperate
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