Calamovilfa longifolia

Calamovilfa longifolia

Prairie sandreed

Warm season, tall growing, rhizomatous perennial open sod-former occurring on welldrained sites, especially deep sands. Moderately palatable to livestock and wildlife and may be important forage on some winter ranges. Especially useful in stabilizing dunes and other blowout areas.

Varieties: 
Pronghorn

Significantly superior rust resistance when compared to Goshen. Superior stands, forage yields and vigor when compared to other varieties. Excellent warm season grass for use on sandy sites. (Released 1988, source of ecotype: NE and KS)

Goshen

Very similar in performance to Goshen variety. Excellent warm season pasture grass providing good cover for upland game birds. (Released 2001, source of ecotype: Bowman County, ND) 

Variety Release Notes: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
- 12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 7 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
273,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes