Welder Germplasm Shortspike Windmillgrass

Welder Germplasm Shortspike Windmillgrass

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Planting Rate: ¼ to ½ pound PLS

Latin Name: Chlorix x subdolichostachya Muell. (pro sp.) [cucullata x verticillata]

Longevity: Perennial

Season: Warm

Origin: Native


  • Shortspike windmillgrass is a naturally occurring hybrid between the native grasses Chloris cucullata and Chloris verticillata.
  • Perennial grass that produces seed and also spreads vegetatively by stolons.
  • Mature foliage height ranges from 1-3 feet tall.
  • May produce seed heads from May to October, but most of the seed is produced in September and October.
  • Recommended for use in roadside plantings, critical site revegetation, and rangeland seed mixes. 
  • Can be used in many types of conservation plantings, such as grassed waterways, riparian buffers, filter strips, and pond embankments

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