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Pascopyrum smithii
Synonyms: Agropyron smithii; Elymus smithii

Common Name(s): Western wheatgrass
Family: Paeoniaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 80 to 165 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=45° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 10 to 32 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium and fine; heavy or alkaline soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Grown in the Midwest and western US. Cool season grass with extreme drought. Fair salt resistance and moderate alkali tolerance.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control, Environ. - revegetator


Geographical Origin:
North America
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