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Beckmannia syzigachne

Common Name(s): American slough grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=75° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=48° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, fine
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright
Cool season bunchgrass, native to USA. Grows in wet areas near lake shores.
Pythium, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Environ. - revegetator, Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder
Boreal, steppe and semi-arid, temperate-continental
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Eastern Europe, North America
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