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Indian Ricegrass

Achnatherum hymenoides, native

  • Common in the Prairies, with sporadic appearances in the parkland or boreal forest regions
  • Grows on dry, exposed riverbanks, eroded slopes and sandy grasslands
  • Adapted to a wide range of soils but does not do well on wet or poorly drained soils
  • Lighter green in colour
  • Grows on extreme sites
  • Deep root system
  • Good soil builder
  • Known for its ability to reseed and establish itself after heavy grazing or fire
  • Cold and drought tolerant

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Coarse to Medium
Approx. Seeds/lb 141,000
Canopy Mature Height 10-60 cm

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