Poa fedleriana (Muttongrass)

Perennial, cool-season native bunch grass. Starts growth in early spring and matures in June or July. Excellent forage for cattle and horses, good for sheep, elk and deer. Found on mesas, mountains, dry open woods, cold deserts and rocky hills. Grows on a wide range of soils in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 10,500 ft.

NATIVE DISTRIBUTION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunch grass

Mature Height: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 10-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 3,500-10,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance:  No

Fire Tolerance: Low

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: 2,000,000

Seeding Rate: 2-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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