Thickspike wheatgrass

Elymus lanceolatus

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

Soil

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

Location

Min elevation:
5000
Max elevation:
10000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
High

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
NOTES:
Reproduces rapidly post-fire, established stands can withstand heavy grazing, can be competitive with weedy species
Citations:
Thorne et al. 1998, Barker et al. 1985, Hardy 1989