Calamagrostis canadensis (Bluejoint reedgrass)

Cool season, sod forming, robust, native perennial found on wetland and riparian sites. Performs well at low to high elevations. May become dominant in the northern extent of its range. Good forage producer and highly palatable when young, but poor palatability when mature. Excellent for rehabilitating wet soils.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 57 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14-65 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.5-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 3,800,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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