Poa secunda ssp. canbyi (Canby bluegrass)

Formerly P. canbyi. Short, cool season, perennial bunchgrass with extensive shallow fibrous root system. Adapted to both shallow and deep soils and all soil textures; drought tolerant. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife. Early spring green-up, but later maturing than Sandberg bluegrass (P. secunda ssp. sandbergii). Useful as early season forage. Varieties listed below.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 14 in.

Annual Precipitation: 8-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,046,900

Seeding Rate: 4-6 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Canbar - Excellent vigor, late spring growth and numerous basal leaves. Competitive with annual spring weeds. Use in revegetation mixes as an understory for larger bunchgrasses. (Released 1979)