Alopecurus arundinaceus

Alopecurus arundinaceus

Creeping foxtail

Previous scientific name(s): Alopecurus ventricosus

Cool season, long-lived, strongly rhizomatous sod-former adapted to wet or periodically wet soils such as meadows, waterways, or ranges in the subalpine zone. Tolerates acidic and salty soils and is very palatable and nutritious. Frequently used as pasture grass on wet meadows.

Varieties: 
Garrison

Produces dense, vigorous rhizomes. Establishes and persists well on poorly drained soils. (Released 1959, source of ecotype: McLean County, ND, from the former USSR)

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
18 
in. - Wetland
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
786,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes