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Bothriochloa barbinodis
Synonyms: Andropogon barbinodis

Common Name(s): Cane bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180
Precipitation: 12 to 20 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 3° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 8.2
Soil Texture/Type: Dry sandy to calcerious loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Extremely drought resistant. Growth dependent upon available moisture. Low salt tolerance.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Animal Food - forage
Tropical-rainy, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
North America, South America
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