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Gramineae Phalaris stenoptera Hack.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a cool-season grass, native to Africa, but brought to the United States from Australia in 1914. It is a long-lived bunchgrass with short, stout rhizomes. It is adapted to mild climates with winter rainfall and thrives best on heavy soils. It is the most widely adapted range grass in California but is grown only sparingly in other areas of the Southwest. Where adapted, forage yields are high and quality is good.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch