Name:Paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum)

Perennial. Grows mainly in spring and summer  and is suited to fertile soils. Responds well to irrigation. Moderate tolerance  of frost. Can become sod-bound in long-term pastures. Seed heads infected by ergot can affect  stock health. White clover, strawberry clover and lotus  are the main companion legumes used. In irrigated areas it is not normally sown  in mixtures with grasses. Moderate tolerance of frost. Seed is often of low  viability. Sow in spring to early summer, or late spring to early autumn.

Sowing rate:4–10 kg/ha.
Minimum average
annual rainfall:
(summer dominant) 800 mm.
Seed available:Common