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Elymus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
Synonyms: Agropyron dasystachyum; A. riparium; Andropogon riparium

Common Name(s): Thickspike wheatgrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=64° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 8 to 25 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 8.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; light textures
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Cool season grass, found in southwestern Canada and northwestern US. High drought and low salt tolerances.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - erosion control


Geographical Origin:
North America
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