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Sporobolus airoides

Common Name(s): Alkali sacaton
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=31° (C)    Opt.Max=25° (C)
Opt.Min=17° (C)    Abs.Min=3° (C)
Precipitation: 12 to 33 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -30° (C)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 9
Soil Texture/Type: All; Medium to Light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Slightly more northern range than common sacaton. Fairly drought resistant.
Pythium, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Environ. - revegetator, Environ. - erosion control, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - fodder
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
North America
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