Pseudoroegneria spicata (Bluebunch Wheatgrass) SE


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Plant Description: Bluebunch Wheatgrass is a cool-season perennial bunchgrass. The slender culms bear 2-4 in., terminal, spike-like seedheads. Spikelets are arranged loosely; each extending barely beyond the base of the next on the other side. Each spikelet is tipped with a curved, extending awn.

  • Height: Up to 4 ft
  • Watering needs: Low water, drought tolerant
  • Sun needs: Sun
  • Soil needs: Dry, well-draining soil
  • Bloom Time: June-July

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: This plant is common in the northern Great Plains, Northern Rocky Mountains, and the Intermountain regions of the western United States. Its native habitat is plains, dry slopes, canyons, and open woods. Bluebunch wheatgrass is very drought resistant, persistent and adapted to stabilization of disturbed soils.

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