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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Uses: Erosion control
Suitable for forage

Tiny frog in the grass! #frog #animal

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-04-24
By dave
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: May 23, 2008 1:57 PMA typical East Texas bahia pasture
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Comments:
Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Feb 11, 2014 3:25 PM

This is currently the standard pasture grass of choice for East Texas. Most people have bahiagrass growing in their pastures unless they purposely sprayed it dead and replanted with coastal bermuda, which grows much taller and is more suitable for hay production.

Bahia is an excellent pasture grass for grazing cows due to its strong root system. It doesn't grow extremely tall but performs well even in very hot and dry conditions. Perfect for grazing cows in a cow/calf operation.

I've had many people ask me how to control bahiagrass and have heard numerous reports of it being a weed for gardeners in my area. For me, I've never had a problem controlling bahia. It doesn't seem to choke an area out in the way bermuda does, and once removed from a garden plot it doesn't seem to reappear.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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New to Texas. What kind of grass is this? by MayorShinn Nov 5, 2014 7:08 PM 10
Harvested a cow today by dave Aug 1, 2020 12:20 PM 250
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