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Eragrostis superba
Synonyms:

Common Name(s): Sawtooth love grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Temperature:
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 10 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 12° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams and clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Comments:
Excellent drought and frost tolerance. Unpalatable near maturity, but excellent early.
Diseases:
Rhizoctonia
Uses:
Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - revegetator
Woodiness:
Herbaceous
Climate:
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Africa
 
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