Western Porcupine Grass

Hesperostipa spartea, native
  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Light green, shiny leaves
  • Mature awns resemble quills of a porcupine
  • Can be grazed before seed heads appear
  • Natural tendency to establish on disturbed sites
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Deep root system to stabilize soil
  • Can be difficult to establish

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Medium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 203,000
Canopy Mature Height Up to 100 cm

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