slender wheatgrass

slender wheatgrass

slender wheatgrass

Common name: slender wheatgrass
Botanical name: Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus (Agropyron trachycaulum)

Light: full sun
Height: 13 – 24 inches
Water:  Moist in spring, drought tolerant once established
Soil type:  Various soils

Large, tufted cool season bunchgrass with erect spikelets; may spread slowly via rhizomes; used extensively for revegetation of disturbed areas

photo by m. licher