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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

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitBunchgrass
Flood ToleranceGood
Drought ToleranceGood
Salt ToleranceGood
Soil PHAcidic, Neutral, Basic
Soil TypeModerately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb159,000
Canopy Mature Height50-150 cm

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