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Tall Wheatgrass

Thinopyrum ponticum, introduced

  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Considered the most salt tolerant wheatgrass species
  • Later-maturing plant
  • Extremely saline and alkaline tolerant
  • Good flood tolerance
  • Used for reclamation of saline sites
  • Leaves have short hairs that make them feel scratchy to the touch
  • Less palatable and has lower nutritional value compared to other species because of its coarse stems and tough leaves

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitBunchgrass
Flood ToleranceGood
Drought ToleranceGood
Salt ToleranceExcellent
Soil PHBasic to Neutral
Soil TypeModerately Coarse to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb79,000
Canopy Mature HeightUp to 300 cm


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