Crested Wheatgrass

Agropyron cristatum, introduced
  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Commonly recommended for forage production
  • Palatable to all livestock and wildlife
  • Good protein content, especially in early spring
  • Has been used in reclamation in the past due to its extreme drought and cold tolerance, but it can be too persistent and invasive
  • Can withstand very heavy grazing
  • Well adapted to stabilize disturbed soils
  • Fairway type is finer-stemmed for turf and reclamation application
  • Very fire tolerant
  • Very low maintenance plant
  • Easy to establish with high seedling vigour
  • Diploid species fairway type
  • Widespread adaptation to the Prairies in Canada and the United States

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 218,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-50 cm

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