Produces excellent pastures in early spring and fall if grazed close
enough to keep the forage tender. Does well on drained soil, especially
on sandy loams. Responds well to nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers
with more forage and increases in protein and carotin.
Originally from South Africa (imported in 1927), it is found throughout
the southern plains, including Texas, Oklahoma, south New Mexico, Arizona,
south Nevada and eastern California.
Tall, leafy, warm-seasons perrennial bunchgrass. Called the "ice-cream
grass" because of its palatability. Decreases rapidly when grazed
continuously closer than 5-8 inches. Produces a deep and thick root
Generally found in the central great lains from Illinois to Colorado
and Range Plants, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1963