Elymus dahuricus* (Dahurian wildrye)

Cool season, short-lived, perennial bunchgrass. Excellent forage, with nutritional quality and palatability for livestock similar to Altai wildrye (Leymus angustus). Establishes rapidly and has quick recovery after cutting or grazing. Used in grass mixtures to increase production in young, slow to establish grass stands. Varieties listed below.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height:  in.

Annual Precipitation: 12-24 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: 

pH Range: 


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 80,000

Seeding Rate: 14 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

James - Recommended for increasing initial forage yields in long term pastures or as short rotation pasture or hay. (Released 1989)