Panicum obtusum

Panicum obtusum

Vine mesquite

Warm season perennial occurring abundantly in heavy soils or low-lying areas from 1,000 to 6,000 ft. Well-suited as a soil binder due to strong, stoloniferous habit. Often found in dense stands along waterways, floodplains, or low depressions. Palatable to all livestock but utilized best when grazed early or when more palatable grasses are not present.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

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

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
145,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes