Previous scientific name(s): Hilaria jamesii
Also known as Hilaria jamesii. Warm season, rhizomatous bunchy sod-former occurring on a wide variety of deep soils. Starts growth early and will mature in early summer and again in early fall when moisture is available. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife. Often occurs as a dominant or codominant throughout its range. Excellent for rangeland rehabilitation.Contact Our Experts
1 - 13 in.
Bunchgrass SodformerNative or Introduced:
6 - 12 PLS lbs/Acre
5.30 lbs.Seeds per Pound:
Best known for the tough woody rootstock it develops. An exceptional soil binder, resists trampling and heavy grazing. Very drought tolerant, surviving in areas with only 8 inches of annual precipitation. Viva is most useful as a reclamation plant for mine spoils, pipelines, and roadsides in CO, UT, NM, TX and AZ. (Released 1979, source of ecotype: Newkirk, NM)
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