Trisetum spicatum (Spike trisetum)

Cool season, long-lived, perennial bunchgrass found in meadows, streambanks, forest openings, subalpine meadows and alpine tundra. Prefers dry, well-drained, rocky areas; occasionally moist sites. Extremely cold and fire tolerant. Low nutrient requirements; moderately tolerant of acidic and alkaline soils. Good soil builder and erosion control species. Important forage during the growing season and into late fall.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 20 in.

Annual Precipitation: 12+in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 5,000-13,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Yes

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: 

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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