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Streambank Wheatgrass

Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus, native

  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Closely related to northern wheatgrass but can withstand wetter areas
  • Less palatable to livestock and wildlife than northern wheatgrass
  • Used for revegetation, erosion control and low-maintenance turf
  • Extensive root system
  • Not recommended for forage production but palatable to livestock and wildlife, especially in spring when protein is high
  • Excellent drought tolerance
  • Good seedling vigour
  • More drought tolerant than western wheatgrass
  • Very fire tolerant

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Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 156,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-50 cm

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