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Kleingrass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a warm-season perennial. Introduced to this country from Africa several years ago, it's growing in popularity as an export crop to Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. It's a good alternative to Sudan grass for export because of its desirable stem size, color, and lower nitrate levels.

Kleingrass is fed to dry dairy cows whose milk production practices require fibrous forage to extend milking abilities, as well as beef cattle. Kleingrass should not be consumed by either horses or sheep because a toxic plant compound.