Slender Wheatgrass

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus, native
  • Short-lived, cool season perennial
  • Early spring growth
  • Germinates and establishes quickly
  • Plants typically live for five years
  • Drought tolerant
  • Palatable and nutritious for livestock and wildlifeat all growth stages
  • Fairly resistant to heavy grazing
  • Prairies and woodland openings of the parkland


Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Acidic, Neutral, Basic
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 159,000
Canopy Mature Height 50-150 cm

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