WESTERN NEEDLEGRASS

WESTERN NEEDLEGRASS GROWS BEST IN

WESTERN NEEDLEGRASS suitable for counties:
CALIFORNIA: Alpine, Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne
Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 110
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Late Spring 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 : 285000
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : - -
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Moderate

Use

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 : Medium
Palatable Graze Animal : Medium Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer 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 : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : 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 : Low Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 110
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 5.7 pH (Maximum) : 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : 14 Precipitation (Maximum) : 14
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 16 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intermediate Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28

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western 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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