Danthonia californica (California oatgrass)

Cool season, perennial bunchgrass found on a variety of soil types. Slow to establish; longlived. Broadly adapted through the Pacific Coast; up to 7,200 ft. elevation. May be dominant in shrublands, grasslands and seasonally flooded wetlands. Moderate drought tolerance. Good for revegetation and wildlife habitat. Good forage.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 6-40 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 40,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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