Vulpia microstachys (Small fescue)

Native, cool-season, annual found in open grassland and prairie habitats, sometimes as a dominant species. Prefers thin, low-nutrient, serpentine, sandy soils; occasionally clays. A fast-growing, opportunistic species, it commonly increases after fire and other disturbances. Recommended for reclamation and emergency short-term erosion control while perennial plants establish.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 6-30 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance:

Shade Tolerance: None

Elevation: up to 6,200 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 300,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None