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Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. elatius
Synonyms: Avena elatior

Common Name(s): False oat grass; tall oat grass; tall meadow oat grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=37° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 5.2 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Hardy, short lived bunch grass. Poor growth in shade. Grows in all soils but best in sandy soils.
Pythium, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Environ. - revegetator, Environ. - erosion control, Weed - , Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage
Temperate, boreal, subtropical, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Europe
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