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Pubescent Wheatgrass



Pubescent Wheatgrass


Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Slow Sod Forming

Plant Type


Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted; prefers well drained soils with adequate moisture

Production Period

Spring - Summer

Key Features

  • Widely adapted
  • Moderately tolerant to salinity
  • Good in mixtures with alfalfa


  • Short-lived under intensive grazing

Approx. Seeds/lb


Seeding Rate lb/acre

16 - 22

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness


Drought Tolerance

Moderate to High

Flooding Tolerance


Optimum PH

6.0 - 8.4

Acidity Tolerance


Alkalinity Tolerance


Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

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