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Dichanthium aristatum
Synonyms: Andropogon nodosus

Common Name(s): Angleton bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -4° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Warm season bunchgrass, used for pasture in southern Great Plains.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - fodder, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage
Subtropical-humid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Indian Subcontinent

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