Koeleria macrantha (Prairie junegrass)

Formerly known as Koeleria cristata. Cool season, drought tolerant, short-lived perennial bunch grass adapted to moderately or well-drained soils. Starts growth in very early spring and provides excellent early season forage for livestock and wildlife. Establishes easily and is a good choice for re-vegetating severely disturbed areas.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 18 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 2,315,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Umatilla - Source Identified selection out of Umatilla County, OR.