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Alopecurus arundinaceus

Common Name(s): Creeping foxtail
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=64° (F)    Opt.Max=59° (F)
Opt.Min=48° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -40° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Prefers well drained soil of medium depth and high fertility. Low salinity tolerance.
Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - erosion control
Temperate, boreal, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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