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.