Pubescent Wheatgrass

Thinopyrum intermedium, introduced
  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Similar to intermediate wheatgrass but with hairy leaves
  • Widely adapted
  • Prefers well-drained soils with adequate moisture
  • Mostly used for hay and pasture
  • Very good drought tolerance
  • Winter-hardy
  • Used to stabilize disturbed soils
  • Provides good nesting cover for birds
  • Produces good yields for high-quality hay
  • Very palatable to all livestock and wildlife

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Basic to Neutral
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 80,000
Canopy Mature Height 50-100 cm


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