HorseDVM's Pasture Grass Comparison Tool

Grass Name Grass Species Grass Type
NSC Content
Traffic
Flood
Drought
Frost
Shade
Growth Rate
Quality
Palatablity
Endophytes Present
Cyanide Potential
Oxalates
Alfalfa imageAlfalfaMedicago sativalegume -- highmoderatevery highmoderatemoderate -- very highvery highnnlow
Annual ryegrass imageAnnual ryegrassLolium multiflorumcoolhighmoderatemoderate to highlowmoderatemoderatebunchhighhighynlow
Bahiagrass  imageBahiagrass Paspalum notatumwarmlowhighmoderate to highmoderate to highvery highvery highsodmoderatevery highnnhigh
Bermudagrass imageBermudagrassCynodon dactylonwarmlowhighlow to moderatehighlowvery highsodmoderatevery highynvery high
Creeping Red Fescue imageCreeping Red FescueFestuca rubrawarmlowhighmoderatelowhighmoderate -- low to moderatemoderatennlow
Dallisgrass imageDallisgrassPaspalum dilatatumwarmlowhighmoderate to highvery highvery highvery highsodmoderatevery highynvery high
Eastern Gamagrass imageEastern GamagrassTripsacum dactyloideswarmlowmoderatelow to moderatevery highlowmoderatebunchmoderate to highvery highnnlow
Kentucky bluegrass imageKentucky bluegrassPoa pratensiscoolmediumhighmoderatemoderatehighlow to moderatesodmoderatemoderate to highnnlow
Meadow Fescue imageMeadow FescueFestuca pratensiswarmlowlow to moderatehighmoderatelowmoderate -- low to moderatemoderatennlow
Orchardgrass imageOrchardgrassDactylis glomeratacoolmoderamoderatemoderatemoderatelowmoderatebunchhighhighnnlow
Perennial ryegrass imagePerennial ryegrassLolium perennecoolhighmoderate to high -- lowmoderate to high -- bunchhighvery highyn --
Reed Canarygrass imageReed CanarygrassPhalaris arundinaceacoolmoderalow to moderatemoderate to highmoderatehighmoderatesodlow to moderatelow to moderatennlow
Smooth Bromegrass imageSmooth BromegrassBromus inermiscoolmoderamoderatemoderate to highhighhighmoderatesodmoderate to highhighnnlow
Tall fescue imageTall fescueFestuca arundinaceacoolmediumhighvery highmoderate to highmoderatehighbunchlow to moderatelow to moderateynlow
Teff imageTeffEragrostis Tefwarmlowlow to moderatehighmoderatelow to moderatelow to moderate -- low to moderatemoderate to highnnlow
Timothy imageTimothyPhleum pratensecoolhighlow to moderatemoderate to highlowmoderate to highlow to moderatebunchvery highmoderate to highnnlow

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