Vine Mesquite

(Panicum Obtusum)

Vine Mesquite is a fairly long-lived, warm-season grass found commonly from north central New Mexico southward. It is adapted to a variety of soils, but found most abundantly in flood plains, depressions and swales. It is one of the most valuable grasses for use in stabilizing waterways, water-spreading areas, and for healing small gullies and banks on medium to heavy soils. It spreads rapidly by stolons which root at the nodes. Established plants can withstand some silting. Palatability is high when plants are in succulent growth but lessens as maturity is reached. Plantings have given satisfactory results where seed of high quality was used. The only seed available commercially has been from infrequent wild collections. If adequate supplies of seed could be developed, the future use of this species in range seeding could be quite important.




3.4 to 5.6 kg PLS/hectare
3 to 5 lbs. PLS/acre



143,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)


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