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Tripsacum dactyloidesTripsacum dactyloides

gama grass

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS


Height: 6-10'
Flowers: Jun.-Oct.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.7-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy


swales, moist fields, borders of woods, shores

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE




excellent forage grass; often grows wild near corn fields; can hybridize with corn

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004