Leptochloa dubia

Leptochloa dubia

Green spangletop

Previous scientific name(s): Chloris dubia, Diplachne dubia

Warm season, drought tolerant, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to a wide variety of sites but intolerant of poorly drained soils or high water tables. Establishes quickly and easily, behaves as a pioneer species. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
11 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
20.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
538,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes