Arizona cottontop

Digitaria californica

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
1000
Max elevation:
6000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
NOTES:
can be targeted by overgrazing due to high palatability
Citations:
Bedunah & Sosebee (1984), Stevens & Fehmi 2011, Ferarri & Parera 2015; Biedenbender & Roundy 1996, Martin & Keith 1988, Cable 1979, Humphrey 1970