DORE'S NEEDLEGRASS suitable for counties:
ARIZONA: Coconino, Navajo, Pima, Yavapai
CALIFORNIA: Alpine, Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Tulare
COLORADO: All counties
IDAHO: Adams, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Fremont, Latah, Shoshone, Twin Falls
MONTANA: All counties
NEW MEXICO: All counties
NEVADA: Carson City, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Mineral, Nye, Washoe, White Pine
OREGON: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Lake, Lane, Linn, Sherman, Umatilla, Wallowa, Wheeler
SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Lawrence, Pennington
TEXAS: Kimble
UTAH: Beaver, Cache
WASHINGTON: Clallam, Douglas, Ferry, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Yakima
WYOMING: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Crook, Fremont, Johnson, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Washakie, Weston

Dore's needlegrass belongs to family of poaceae plants, its species name is nelsonii. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Dore's needlegrass has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Dore's needlegrass booms in early summer.The plant grows in erect form. Dore's needlegrass is a moderately growing plant, a mature Dore's needlegrass can grow up to 3.0 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions. Other varieties of this plant are Columbia needlegrassColumbia needlegrass, and Columbia needlegrass

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 3.0
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 135
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Summer


Bloom Period : Early Summer Commercial Availability : No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer 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 : 213000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Low
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 : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Medium Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Medium
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Moderate
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 : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 3.0 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Short
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No 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 : 135
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 6.8 pH (Maximum) : 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : 20 Precipitation (Maximum) : 20
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 10 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28



Dore's needlegrass
Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, WY, Cheyenne.
Dore'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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