Bahia grass

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Ba·hi·a grass

or Ba·hi·a·grass (bə-hē′ə grăs′)
A perennial grass (Paspalum notatum) of tropical and subtropical America, cultivated for forage, turf, and erosion control.

[After Bahia (Salvador), Brazil.]
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Ba•hi′a grass`

(bəˈhi ə)
a lawn and pasturage grass, Paspalum notatum, native to tropical America.
[1925–30; after Bahia (state)]
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Noun1.Bahia grass - perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf StatesBahia grass - perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf States
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Paspalum - a genus of perennial grasses of warm regions
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With the introduction of drought-tolerant bahia grass to frame and accent all this, it's a pretty stunning tableau.'
HIRATA (2000) observed a small effect of N on the LAR of bahia grass, which was more influenced by the month of the year and cutting height.
While owners may seek changes, the plans typically emphasize drought-tolerant bahia grass and native plants.
In citrus orchards, the soil management practice of planting 2 rows of bahia grass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) between trees, mowing grass to control grass height, and mulching grass under trees has been applied continuously for 5 years.
Paspalum notatum, also known as Bahia grass, which can tolerate salty conditions and drought extremely well, will be used for the greening,Ao he said.
Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), centipede grass (Eremochloa opiuroides) or carpet grass (Axonopus) are the species to select if you are after a low-maintenance lawn.
Augustine grass (Stenatophrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze), a common lawn grass and Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum Flugge), an important pasture grass.
Augustine grass Bahia grass buffalo grass [FIGURE 21-2 OMITTED]
* Achieved multiple vegetation management objectives--Johnson grass was greatly reduced or eliminated in many areas; Bahia grass seedhead production was greatly suppressed (4 to 5 seedheads per square foot, as opposed to 50 or more in prior years); and desirable Bermuda grass was released;
Tall fescue (a cool-season grass) and switch grass, bermuda grass and bahia grass (warm-season grasses) are the most suitable grasses for the climatic conditions of North Carolina.
The pines were planted close together in the dense bahia grass in hopes that they will eventually shade out the grass and open the way for groundcover restoration.