Grayia spinosa (Spiny hopsage)

Semi-evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 ft. tall with a deep root system found on dry shallow to deep soils from near sea level to 7,500 feet elevation. Extremely drought tolerant. Good palatability for sheep, goats and deer, especially in dormant months; poor for cattle.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multi-stem

Mature Height: 12-40 in.

Bloom Color:

Fruit/Seed Color:

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 5 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: No

Elevation: 530-9,400 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance:

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SEEDING NOTES

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Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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