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Beardless Bluebunch Wheatgrass

Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. inermis, native

  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Does not have the long awn typical of bluebunch wheatgrass
  • Drought tolerant
  • Adapted to a wide variety of sites but intolerant to poor drainage, high water tables and spring flooding
  • Starts growing early in spring
  • Palatable to livestock and wildlife
  • Shorter mature height than bluebunch wheatgrass
  • Used to stabilize ditches, dikes and roadsides
  • Tolerant to cold and fire

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitBunchgrass
Flood TolerancePoor
Drought ToleranceExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Soil PHNeutral
Soil TypeModerately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb117,000
Canopy Mature Height20-90 cm

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