Schismus barbatus

Schismus barbatus

Mediterranean grass

Previous scientific name(s): Festuca barbata, Schismus calycinus

Small, cool season, desert annual that inhabits deep, well-drained soils. Starts growth in winter months, often covering the desert with a carpet of green. May inhibit growth of other species by utilizing available soil moisture. Useful for establishing cover and controlling erosion.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Annual
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
65.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,000,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes