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Purple Top (Tridens flavus)

Cattle Love this Underappreciated Warm Season Grass

Purple Top (Tridens flavus), also called Grease Grass, is a high quality Native Warm Season Grass. While ignored by most cattlemen, Purple Top fills a gap in forage production in late summer. It is productive and palatable before the Native Cool Season Grasses of fall begin to grow and after the decline of the big Warm Season Grasses of Summer: Big Bluestem, Indiangrass, Switchgrass, & Eastern Gamagrass. It’s an excellent addition to a Diverse Native Grassland.

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