Prairie Sandreed

Calamovilfa longifolia, native
  • Grows well in sandy prairies, open forests and sand dunes
  • Found across the Great Plains
  • Can be found on suitable sites in the parkland and foothills regions
  • Source of good winter grazing
  • Begins growing earlier in spring than other warm season grasses
  • Sod-forming grass
  • Leaves are pale green to straw coloured
  • Not salt tolerant

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Coarse
Approx. Seeds/lb 273,000
Canopy Mature Height 50-180 cm

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