Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Tripsacum dactyloides.
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A fairly hardy plant, it withstands severe frost in S. England and seems to be perfectly hardy in Cambridge Botanical gardens[K]. This species is currently (1992) under development as a potential perennial grain crop. The seed has a very high protein content and this can be sacrificed to some extent in order to try and improve overall yields (these are quite low at present).Bi-generic hybrids with Zea spp are known to occur.
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