Agrostis capillaris* (Colonial bentgrass)

Formerly known as Agrostis tenuis. Cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass, with vigorous root system, sometimes with stolons or short rhizomes. Adapted to moist or moderately wet sites. Tolerates acidic and nutritionally poor soils. Nutritious and highly palatable. Commonly used as a turfgrass.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 32 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture:

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.9-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 5,720,000

Seeding Rate: 37 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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