Western wheatgrass

Pascopyrum smithii

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

Soil

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

Location

Min elevation:
1000
Max elevation:
9000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Graham
Maricopa
Navajo
Pima
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
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:
Aldon & Pase 1981; Jefferson et al. 2002; Aschenbach 2006; Waldron et al. 2006; Simmers & Galatowitsch 2010