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Cynodon dactylon var. aridus

Common Name(s): Giant bermuda grass; bermuda grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Close relative of noxious weed:AZ, UT
Growing Days: 150 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=73° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 26 to 71 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -8° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: All fertile soils
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Withstand long periods of drought. Unproductive in poor, dry soils. Prefers humid areas.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Environ. - erosion control, Environ. - ornamental, Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder
Subtropical, temperate, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Tropical Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Tropical Africa, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent
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