Blue Panic Grass
Introduced perennial warm season bunch grass. Grows 3-6′ tall with coarse stems growing from a dense crown of thick, short, bulbous rhizomes. The lower part of the stems has large nodes and internodes with branches coming from the nodes. Leaves abundant, 7-12″ long and flat with a heavy midrib on the lower side. The terminal panicles are long, loose, open and usually erect but slightly drooping at maturity. The spikelets are greenish-yellow, very slick and shiny in appearance and are borne on the tip end of rather long seed branches.
Adaptation: Adapted to most soil types, requires moderate fertility. Adapted throughout the American southwest, Mexico and other areas with similar semiarid conditions.
Intended Use: Good grazing for wildlife and livestock. Most forage production obtained when managed as a pasture plant. Becomes tough and woody at maturity.