Agrostis scabra (Rough bentgrass)

Cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass with a fibrous root system and occasionally with stolons. Adapted to a wide variety of habitats from streambanks to sagebrush communities. Tolerates low pH and acidic soils and periodic flooding. Palatable in the spring prior to flowering. Easily established and highly successful pioneer species.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 25 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture:

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 6-8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 5,000,000

Seeding Rate: 49 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None