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Phalaris canariensis

Common Name(s): Canary grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 70 to 100 (days)
Abs.Max=77° (F)    Opt.Max=64° (F)
Opt.Min=52° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Heavier, clay loam soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Same climate as spring wheat. Currently just birdseed, but other uses possible.
Animal Food - birdseed, Food - cereal, Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage


Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Northern Africa

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