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Pangolagrass

Gramineae, Poaceae Digitaria decumbens Stent

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Pangolagrass is a warm-season, sod-forming grass introduced from south Africa in 1935. It resembles crabgrass in appearance but is perennial with strong-growing stolons. it is used mainly for pasture in central and southern Florida and other Caribbean and Gulf Coast areas. It may winter kill in northern Florida. Seedstalks may grow to 4 feet in height, but few seeds are developed. Propagation is by planting rooted stems and runners. The grass is nutritious and palatable as pasture and also useful as hay or silage.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch