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Diaz bluestem

Gramineae Dichanthium annulatum (Forsk.) Stapf in Prain

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a warm season bunchgrass from South Africa, useful for pasture in South Texas. Stems are slender, erect to semi-decumbent, up to 5 feet in height. In one variety stems are leafy and have stiff leaves at the nodes. Plants reseed aggressively. The grass is palatable both as pasture and hay. Plants are drought tolerant, somewhat alkali tolerant, and well adapted to range seeding on heavy soils.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch