Vine Mesquite

per lb

LATIN NAME
Panicum obtusum

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• The stolons of this grass may grow several feet long and have swollen wooly nodes. The brownish, round seeds lie close to the main stem forming a narrow seedhead.
• Forage quality is fair to good, but this grass is seldom abundant enough to be a key management species.
• Generally, it is less palatable than most of the grasses associated with it. Therefore, it is seldom overgrazed.
• Grows mostly in small depressions or along drainages where water accumulates.
• Grows best on sandy to sandy loam soils. Also grows on clay loams and gravelly loams. Tolerates alkalinity fairly well.

QUALITY TRAITS