Puccinellia nuttalliana (Nuttal alkaligrass)

Formerly known as Puccinellia airoides. Perennial sod-former found growing on moist, alkaline sites and occasionally surviving in standing water. Valuable species to include in mixtures for reseeding marshes, shorelines, alkali basins, or other waterways.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: up to 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 24 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.5-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 2,788,700

Seeding Rate: 1-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

Quill - Especially well-adapted to moist alkaline soils. Upright growth habit, height of less than 2 ft., and salt tolerance make Quill valuable for roadside reclamation. (Source: Saskatchewan, CAN)