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Broomsedge bluestem is a warm-season perennial bunch grass native to North America. It grows 24 to 48 inches tall, requires full sun, and at least 25 inches of annual rainfall. It can be found from central Texas to the east coast.
Broomsedge grows well on sites low in fertility especially on eroded worn out fields. In fact, broomsedge increases on deteriorating ranges and open woodlands and can contribute as much as 60 to 90 percent of the total grass coverage in such areas. High plant density can be reduced by heavy grazing in the spring when the plant is most palatable to livestock.
Broomsedge provides some livestock grazing and wildlife support. As a forage early grazing is decent but quickly loses quality and palatability during the summer. In the winter small birds utilize broomsedge seed when other food supplies are limited. The grass provides cover for ground nesting birds such as quail and turkey.
Common Name: Broomsedge Bluestem
Origin: North America
Height: 24" - 48"
Bloom Period: September - November
Germ Temp F: 60
PH Range: 4.5 - 6.5
Annual Rainfall/Irrigation: > 25"
Light Requirement: 3 - 15
Rate Per Acre: 8 - 12
Planting Dates: 12/1 - 6/1
Seeds Per Pound: 250,000
Planting Depth: 1/4 "