Western Wheatgrass

Pascopyrum smithii, native
  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Stiff, bluish-green leaves Great salt tolerance
  • Starts growth early in spring
  • Suitable for range improvement and revegetation of sodic soils
  • Good species for disturbed sites where spring flooding is expected but seasonal drought occurs
  • Good forage value for livestock and wildlife
  • Good soil stabilizer due to extensive creeping rhizomes


Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Medium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 110,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-60 cm


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