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Tall wheatgrass

Gramineae, Poaceae Agropyron elongatum (Host) Beauv.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Tall wheatgrass is a tall-growing, coarse-textured bunchgrass native to the Eastern Mediterranean Region, introduced from Russia in 1932. It is adapted to growing on wet, alkaline soils and has been used extensively for seeding such sites in the Northern Plains and Intermountain Regions. Clumps reach up to 6 feet and yield heavily with sufficient available moisture. It is less drought resistant and less palatable than crested wheatgrass, but is useful for both hay and pasturage on soils not suitable for other wheatgrasses.

Last update February 19, 1999 by ch