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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

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitRhizomatous
Flood TolerancePoor
Drought ToleranceExcellent
Salt TolerancePoor
Soil PHNeutral
Soil TypeCoarse to Moderately Coarse
Approx. Seeds/lb273,000
Canopy Mature Height50-180 cm

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