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Intermediate Wheatgrass

Thinopyrum intermedium, introduced


  • Short-lived, cool season perennial
  • Good soil builder due to heavy root production
  • Good palatability for livestock and wildlife
  • Provides nesting cover for birds
  • Can be used for reclamation, pasture and hay
  • Useful for fall pasture as plants cure on the stem
  • Not a particularly aggressive species so not troublesome in native rangeland
  • Used in site stabilization while slower-growing native species establish
  • Tolerance to alkaline, saline and prolonged flooding is low
  • Very fire tolerant

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Medium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 88,000
Canopy Mature Height Up to 100 cm



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