Leymus triticoides (Beardless wildrye)

Formerly known as Elymus triticoides. Also, not to be confused with the Eurasian species L. multicaulis (Manystem wildrye). Cool season, long-lived perennial loose sod-former with extensive root system. Adapted to a wide variety of soils as long as they are sub-irrigated, wet or occur in precipitation zones greater than 18 inches. Extremely saline tolerant and very palatable. Useful for improving saline rangelands and waterfowl areas.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous, sod former

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 7-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-9.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 170,300

Seeding Rate: 15-20 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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