Deschampsia elongata (Slender hairgrass)

Cool-season, fine-textured, fast-growing native bunchgrass. Acts as a biennial or short-lived perennial. Useful nurse crop for slower establishing species along waterways, ditches, streambanks, coastal prairies and moist forests, but also occurs in drier habitats, from sea level to alpine zones. Fair to good palatability for livestock and wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 10-24 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Yes

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-7.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 2,300,000

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination: 


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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