Bassia prostrata ssp. grisea* ('Snowstorm' Forage kochia)

Up to 30 in. in height, Snowstorm (officially "ssp. grisea") is taller than Immigrant. Released for its ability to extend above snow level, allowing it to be browsed during fall and winter and improve mule deer winter range. Also demonstrates higher forage production, leafiness, protein content and digestibility than Immigrant. Grey-green in color. (Released 2012, source of ecotype: Uzbekistan)

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Subshrub

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: up to 30 in.

Bloom Color:

Fruit/Seed Color:

Bloom Period: July-September

Annual Precipitation: 6-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: 

Elevation:  ft. 1,600-7,300 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: Medium

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance High:

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 395,000

Seeding Rate: 1-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

Snowstorm