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Western Wheatgrass

Western Wheatgrass Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.

Western Wheatgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGray-Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet2
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
Semi-ErectSemi-Erect
ToxicityNone

Western Wheatgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)90
pH Minimum4.5
pH Maximum9
Precipitation Minimum8
Precipitation Maximum36
Root Depth (Minimum inches)20
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-43

Western Wheatgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodMid Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound113840
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Western Wheatgrass Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalMedium
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalMedium
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Western Wheatgrass

Western Wheatgrass grows like a Graminoid. Western Wheatgrass is an Perennial. Western Wheatgrass is Native to U.S.. Spring, Summer, Fall is when Western Wheatgrass is actively growing. Western Wheatgrass has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Western Wheatgrass is not an allelopath. Western Wheatgrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Western Wheatgrass has a coppice potential of No. Western Wheatgrass is not fall conspicuous. Western Wheatgrass has a Yellow colored flower. Western Wheatgrass has Gray-Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Western Wheatgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Western Wheatgrass has a Porous foliage porosity. Western Wheatgrass has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Western Wheatgrass are Brown. Seeds of Western Wheatgrass are No conspicuous. Western Wheatgrass grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Western Wheatgrass is Rapid. The mature height of Western Wheatgrass is 2 feet. The lifespan of Western Wheatgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Western Wheatgrass is Semi-Erect. Western Wheatgrass is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Western Wheatgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Western Wheatgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is Medium. The CaCO3 tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is High. Western Wheatgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is High. Western Wheatgrass requires a minimum of 90 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Western Wheatgrass is 4.5. The maximum pH of Western Wheatgrass is 9. The minimum Precipitation that Western Wheatgrass requires is 8. The maximum Precipitation that Western Wheatgrass can handle is 36. The minimum root depth of Western Wheatgrass is 20 inches. The salininty tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Western Wheatgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Western Wheatgrass requires is -43. The bloom period of Western Wheatgrass is Mid Summer. The commerical availability of Western Wheatgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Western Wheatgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Western Wheatgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Western Wheatgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Western Wheatgrass is No. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by container. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by corms. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Western Wheatgrass is propagated by seed. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by sod. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by sprig. Western Wheatgrass is not propagated by tubers. Western Wheatgrass can generally yield 113840 seeds per pound of seeds. Western Wheatgrass has a Slow seed spread rate. Western Wheatgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Western Wheatgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Western Wheatgrass does not have a small grain. Western Wheatgrass has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Western Wheatgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Western Wheatgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Western Wheatgrass makes a good fodder product. Western Wheatgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Western Wheatgrass does not make a good lumber product. Western Wheatgrass does not make a naval store product. Western Wheatgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Western Wheatgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Western Wheatgrass is not palatable to humans. Western Wheatgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Western Wheatgrass does not make a veneer product. Western Wheatgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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