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Elymus trachycaulus subsp. trachycaulus
Synonyms: Agropyron trachycaulum

Common Name(s): Slender wheatgrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=79° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=37° (F)
Precipitation: 8 to 25 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 8.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; fine to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Very short lived and adapted to climate of northern Great Plains. High drought and salt tolerances.
Crop not found in disease search.
Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage, Environ. - revegetator


Geographical Origin:
Canada, USA
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