Slender wheatgrass

Elymus trachycaulus

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

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
4000
Max elevation:
12000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

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

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:
Good competitor at the seedling stage but not a good competitor when seeded into mature plant communities and can dominate early successional stages after restoration so limit seeding rate to 1-3 lbs/ac when in a seed mix
Citations:
Smith 1963, Humphrey 1960