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Mountain Brome

Bromus marginatus, native

  • Good shade tolerance
  • Good palatability for livestock and wildlife
  • Makes good quality hay and produces high yields
  • Adapted to a wide variety of relatively moist soils
  • Intolerant to high water tables
  • Common in foothills and mountain valleys
  • Can be found in the Parkland Region (Northern Prairies)
  • Grows in open woods, moist meadows and shrubby coulees

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Fair
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Medium to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 90,000
Canopy Mature Height 60-120 cm

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