Previous scientific name(s): Andropogon scoparius
Formerly known as Andropogon scoparius. Warm season, moderately drought tolerant, long-lived perennial bunchgrass with a deep fibrous root system. Adapted to a wide range of soils but intolerant of wetlands or sub-irrigated sites. Provides good palatability to livestock and wildlife. Useful for improving rangelands and stabilizing a wide variety of soils including sand.Contact Our Experts
13 - 24 in.
BunchgrassNative or Introduced:
12 - 16 in.
4 - 7 PLS lbs/Acre
6.50 lbs.Seeds per Pound:
Moderately late maturing, selected from numerous accessions. Recommended for NE, CO and WY.
A broad-based variety selected for leafiness, disease resistance, and seed production. It is non-uniform but generally produces tall, blue-green forage. Cimarron plants produce forage with high protein content and dry matter digestibility. (Released 1979, source of ecotype: collections from KS, OK, CO, NM)
A tall, leafy, vigorous strain which is medium-late in maturity and more uniform than common accessions. Produces abundant forage, somewhat resistant to rust. Recommended for use in KS and OK. (Released 1966, source of ecotype: Flinthills, KS)
A relatively short variety developed for its cold hardiness and seed production capability in northern latitudes. Early maturing variety with outstanding vigor and abundant foliage. (Released 2001, source of ecotype: Itasca State Park, MN)
Selected for late maturity, leafiness, seed production and seedling vigor. Develops into a medium-tall plant with good forage productivity. (Released 1967, source of ecotype: native prairies of NE and KS)
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