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Benifits

● Widely adapted
● Good  drought tolerance
● Requires Less fertility than introduced grasses
● Provides good nesting and cover sites for game birds


Disadvantages

● Grazing management is required to maintain vigor and longevity of stand.
● Palatability declines as forage matures.
●Low Forage Production.

Plant Growth Characteristics:

Life Cycle:
Perennial
Season of Use:
Spring - Early Fall
Native/Introduced:
Native
Growth Habit:
Bunch Grass
Plant Height:
24-36 Inches
Seedling Vigor
Fair-Good
Method of Reporduction:
Seed
Reseeding Traits:
Fair-Good
Recovery after Clipping:
Fair-Good

Plant Use:

Grazing
   Contiuous Grazing
Fair
   Rotational Grazing
Good
  Hay
Fair-Good
Livestock
    Cattle
Fair-Good
     Horses
Fair
     Sheep/Goats
Good
Wildlife:
    Deer
Poor
    Quail
Fair
    Dove
Poor
    Turkey
Poor