Source: Magness et al. 1971
This is a sod-forming wheatgrass, introduced from Russia. It has proved well adapted to the Northern and Central Great Plains, and in the Pacific Northwest. It is a little less hardy and drought resistant than crested wheatgrass. Plant growth is vigorous, and is relished by all classes of livestock. Stems reach a height of 3 to 4 feet. For both pasture and hay production, this is a valuable grass for its area of adaptation. It is readily established by seeding.