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Arizona Cottontop
Scientific Name: Digitaria californica (Benth.) Henr.
Synonym: Trichachne californica
Family: Poaceae
Arizona Cottontop (Digitaria californica)
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Trichachne californica, Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10,12
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Southwestern USA to central Mexico

Growth Habits: Deciduous perennial warm-season bunchgrass, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 5 feet spread (1.5 m); leaves 3 to 5 inches long (7.5-12.5 cm) or more, 0.12 to 0.25 inch wide (3-6 mm)

Watering Needs: Very low water

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The inflorescence is creamy white, a narrow panicle, 3 to 5 inches long (7 to 12 cm)

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