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Hemarthria altissima
Synonyms: Manisuris altissima; Rottboellia altissima

Common Name(s): Red veltgrass; limpo grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=88° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 70 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Found in Florida and Texas. Hardy warm season bunchgrass. More winter hardy than digitgrass and stargrass.
Animal Food - forage
Tropical-rainy, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Western Asia, Indo-China, Southwestern/southeastern Europe
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