Bothriochloa macra. red grass

Family Poaceae
Description Low, moderately rhizomatous perennial warm season grass.
Flowering Time Summer-Autumn
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands
Soil Types A range of soils from heavy cracking clays to light sandy loams. Tolerates moderately low fertility.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Important component of native grasslands.
Amenity / Ornamental Values One of the better native grasses for lawns.
Other Values Moderate forage value for livestock in pasture. Tolerates grazing much better than Kangaroo Grass and many other pasture species. Also valuabe as a soil stabiliser where pastures suffer from drought or overgrazing. Reasonably fast to establish.
Tolerances
Water Deficit very high
Compaction average to high
Waterlogging average to high
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -15 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 300
Viability Period average
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 36 days for total germination
Direct Seeding