Elymus elymoides-Squirreltail grass

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Native Grass

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Squirreltail grass is a “work horse” habitat restoration species because of its strong ability to establish and out-compete non-native annual grass species such as cheat grass and madusahead. Native to most of North America west of the Mississipi River, this native bunchgrass inhabits a wide variety of habitats from low-elevation valley grassland, to mid-elevation woodland and forest, to high elevation alpine rock gardens. The flower clusters are reminiscent of a bottlebrush, and sometimes this species is called bottlebrush squirreltail grass. It grows 1.5′-2′ tall and does best in a sunny, dry location.

Seed Germination Instructions

No pretreatment required. Sow outside in fall to early spring.

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