Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus (Streambank wheatgrass))

Formerly Agropyron riparium. Cool season, drought tolerant, strongly rhizomatous sod-forming perennial, similar and closely related to Thickspike wheatgrass (E. lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus), but occupies slightly wetter sites and is more productive in slightly heavier soils; less palatable. Varieties listed below.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height:  12-36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 6-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Moderate

Elevation: up to 10,000 ft

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Very

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 156,000

Seeding Rate: 6-8 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Sodar - Excellent drought tolerance, strongly rhizomatous grass with excellent seedling vigor. Competitive with weeds in dryland conditions. Used for revegetation, erosion control and for low maintenance turf. (Released 1954)