Desert needlegrass

Pappostipa speciosa

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

Soil

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

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
8500
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Graham
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
High
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
Citations:
Young & Evans 1980, Cole & Hall 1992, Sampson et al. 1952