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Bothriochloa barbinodis - Cane Bluestem (Plant)

Bothriochloa barbinodis - Cane Bluestem (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameBothriochloa barbinodis
Common NameCane Bluestem
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsFebruary, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Evergreen/DeciduousWinter deciduous/dormant
Height by Width4ft. x 3ft.
Specialty Features
  • Parkways
  • Erosion Control
  • Local Plants
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators


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