The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Sesame Grass

Latin Name:

Tripsacum dactyloides

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Tripsacum dactyloides, commonly called eastern gamagrass, or Fakahatchee grass, is a warm-season, sod-forming bunch grass. It is widespread in the Western Hemisphere, native from the eastern United States to northern South America. This plant is very high in protein and should be fed sparingly, if at all.