Latin Name : Chloris subdolichostachya Muell. (pro sp.)[cucullata × verticillata]
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – fair
Livestock – fair to good
Shortspike windmillgrass is a naturally occurring hybrid between the native grasses Chloris cucullata and Chloris verticillata. It is a perennial grass which produces seed and also spreads vegetatively by stolons. The mature foliage height ranges from 1 to 3 feet tall.. It may produce seed heads from May to October, but most of the seed is produced in September and October.
Shortspike windmillgrass is recommended for use in roadside plantings, critical site revegetation, and rangeland seed mixes. It can be used in many types of conservation plantings, such as grassed waterways, riparian buffers, filter strips, and pond embankments.