Bothriochloa barbinodis

Bothriochloa barbinodis

Cane beardgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Andropogon barbinodis, Andropogon perforatus, Bothriochloa barbinodis var. palmeri, Bothriochloa barbinodis var. perf

Formerly known as Andropogon barbinodis. Drought tolerant, warm-season, native perennial bunchgrass found on open rangelands and rocky slopes. Prefers coarse, well-drained soils, but grows on finer soils as well below 4,000 ft. elevation. Provides good forage when green but tends to become unpalatable when mature. Good for roadside plantings.

Varieties: 
Saltillo

A vigorous and hardy type. Good drought and cold tolerance. Valuable for forage and erosion control on rangelands, abandoned crop lands and road cuts. (Released 2001, source of ecotype: Coahuila, Mexico)

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
7.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
754,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes