April - November
0.3 - 0.9
Commercial seeds have a germination rate of 70%, there are 166,000-288,000 seed/lbs, and the planting rate is 10-15 lbs/acre (USDA 1948).
The following information is for the genus Paspalum with note that P. ciliatifolium and P. boscianum are used most extensively. (Neither are found this database). Animals that eat the plant and its seeds: Mottled duck, Green-winged teal, Canada goose. Bahia is a good producer of palatable forage, resistant to grazing pressure, and has few disease or insect problems.
Bahia grass is cross-fertilized with some types apomictic (USDA 1948).
Roadsides, pastures, and waste places.
Widely planted in on the Gulf Coast as an improved forage. Moderately palatable to grazing animals.