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Paspalum urvillei

Common Name(s): Vasey grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=91° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=45° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Warm season bunchgrass. Drought and wet soil tolerant. No salinity tolerance.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - fodder
Subtropical-humid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Brazil, Western South America, Southern South America
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