Prairie Junegrass

Koeleria macrantha, native
  • Found in grasslands and forest openings in the northern boreal forest
  • Prevalent on light calcareous soils
  • Grows on rangeland meadows, plains, mountain foothills and open forestlands
  • Small, densely tufted
  • Blue-green in colour
  • Seldom grows in dense stands
  • Highly palatable in spring but rarely grazed in the summer
  • Cold, heat and drought tolerant
  • Good fire tolerance
  • Seedlings are slow to establish and are not vigorous

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Coarse to Medium
Approx. Seeds/lb 2,300,000
Canopy Mature Height 10-60 cm


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