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

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Soil PH Basic to Neutral
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 79,000
Canopy Mature Height Up to 300 cm


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