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Agropyron cristatum

Common Name(s): Crested wheatgrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 6 to 18 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Loamy clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Extremely high drought and cold resistance. Limited by high temperatures in south range.
Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - ornamental, Environ. - erosion control
Temperate, dry climate, boreal
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Europe
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