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Cynosurus cristatus

Common Name(s): Crested dog tail
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days:
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Moist clay, loams, sandy-clays
Soil Drainage:
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity:
Thrives in all temperate climates. Very cold resistant. No very rich or very poor soils.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Animal Food - fodder, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage


Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Caucasus, Western Asia, Europe
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