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Dahurian Wildrye

Elymus dahuricus, introduced

  • Short-lived, cool season perennial
  • Primarily used for short-term pasture or hay
  • Useful in reclamation projects due to its adaptability, ease of establishment and short lifespan
  • Stabilizes surface soil very quickly but has shallow roots
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Can tolerate up to four weeks of flooding in the spring
  • Very salt tolerant

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Suitable on All Soil Types (Coarse to Fine)
Approx. Seeds/lb 80,000
Canopy Mature Height 100-150 cm

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