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Stenotaphrum secundatum

Common Name(s): Buffalo grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 150 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 9° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium fine; Muck/salty soils
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Cloudy-lt shade
Grown in the southeast and mid-south of the US. Can be grown along ocean because it withstands saltwater spray. Dense sod forming grass.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose, Rust
Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - ornamental, Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control
Steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Mexico, USA, South America

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