Alopecurus pratensis

Alopecurus pratensis

Meadow foxtail

Cool season, perennial bunchgrass, sometimes producing short rhizomes. Adapted to wet, poorly drained sites, and it is tolerant of acidic and salty soils. Nutritious and palatable, it is useful for irrigated pastures and range improvement at higher elevations or wet sites.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

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

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
12.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
407,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes