Elymus multisetus (Big squirreltail)

Formerly known as Sitanion jubatum. Perennial, cool season native bunch grass. Prefers well drained soils, often found on rocky or brushy hillsides and open dry woods and plains. Similar to E. elymoides, but grows in slightly more mesic areas. Provides fair forage in the spring. Useful for quick stabilization.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 4-25 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: up to 11,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: High

Fire Tolerance: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 220,000

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Boardman - Source Identified selection out of Morrow County, OR.

Umatilla NF - Source Identified selection out of the Umatilla National Forest.