Indian ricegrass

Achnatherum hymenoides

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
cool
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3500
Max elevation:
6500
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
N
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
Low

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
Citations:
Dawson & Heinrichs 1952; Jones 1990; Bich et al. 1995; Bowers et al. 1995; Hall & &erson 1999; Humphrey & Schupp 2001; Monson et al. 2004; Beckstead et al. 2010