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Ehrharta calycina

Common Name(s): Veldt grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=68° (F)    Opt.Max=61° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 14 to 80 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown in Texas and California. Cool season bunchgrass. Drought resistant. Does well on excessively dry soils.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - revegetator
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Southern Africa, Australia
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