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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Uses: Erosion control
Suitable for forage

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Common names
  • Bahiagrass
  • Pensacola Bahia
  • Common Bahia

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Location: CA
Date: 6/7/2020
Tiny frog in the grass! #frog #animal
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-24
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: May 23, 2008 1:57 PM
A typical East Texas bahia pasture
Comments:
  • Posted by dave (Southlake, Texas - Zone 8a) on Feb 11, 2014 3:25 PM concerning plant:
    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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