|Use:||Perennial, warm season, introduced grass that provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.|
|General||Characteristics of Dallisgrass|
|Growth Form||tall, decumbent, bunchgrass|
10 pounds pure live seed per acre
15 pounds pure live seed per acre
|Planting Date||March and April|
|Planting Depth||less than 0.25 inch|
|pH requirement||4.9 to 7.5|
|Rainfall requirement||35 to 60 inches|
|General||Provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.|
Seedling: Leaves are narrow and rolled in the bud. Ligule is tall and membranous with a rounded or bluntly pointed tip. Auricles are absent. Blades of the first leaves may be softly hairy, but most lack hairs except for long silky hairs at the collar. Sheaths are flattened with a prominent midrib. Those of the first leaves are softly hairy and persist through the growing season. Later leaves have smooth sheaths.
Mature Plant: Robust plants, with prostrate or ascending leaves arising from tillers and short, shallow rhizomes. Most vegetative characteristics are similar to those of seedling plants. Mature leaf blades are flat, 4 to 12 in (10 to 30 cm) long by 1/4 to 1/2 in (6 to 15 mm) wide, and lack hairs, except for a few long hairs at the collar. Leaf margins are finely hairy and rough. Sheaths lack hairs (except for the few, older leaves), are strongly compressed, with a prominent midvein, and may be tinged red with age. The collar is broad, light green, smooth, often with long hairs at the edges. Tillers are stout and do not root at the nodes.