Alopecurus pratensis* (Meadow foxtail)

Cool season, perennial bunch grass, sometimes producing short rhizomes. Adapted to wet, poorly drained sites, and it is tolerant of acidic and salty soils. Nutritious and palatable, it is useful for irrigated pastures and range improvement at higher elevations or wet sites.

Area of adaptation

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial,

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height:  12-24 in.

Annual Precipitation:  18-70 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.5-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 786,000

Seeding Rate: 1-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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