LETTERMAN'S NEEDLEGRASS suitable for counties:
MONTANA: All counties
NEW MEXICO: Catron, Colfax, Grant, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Taos, Torrance
NEVADA: Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Nye, Washoe, White Pine
OREGON: Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Lake, Lane, Linn, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa
UTAH: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber
WYOMING: Albany, Big Horn, Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Washakie
ARIZONA: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Navajo, Pima, Yavapai
CALIFORNIA: El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, San Bernardino, Shasta, Tulare, Tuolumne
COLORADO: Boulder, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Larimer, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montrose, Park, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Miguel, Summit
IDAHO: Bear Lake, Blaine, Bonneville, Boundary, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Idaho, Lemhi, Oneida, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley

Letterman's needlegrass belongs to family of poaceae plants, its species name is lettermanii. This plant grows actively in spring summer fall. Letterman's needlegrass has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Letterman's needlegrass booms in summer.The plant grows in semi-erect form. Letterman's needlegrass is a slow growing plant, a mature Letterman's needlegrass can grow up to 2.0 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring Summer Fall Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Summer


Bloom Period : Summer Commercial Availability : Contracting Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Low Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 225000
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : Yes Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : High
Palatable Graze Animal : High Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring Summer Fall After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : Yes Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Semi-Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 6.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.6
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : 20 Precipitation (Maximum) : 20
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 12 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28



Letterman's needlegrass
Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.


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