Elymus dahuricus

Elymus dahuricus

Dahurian wildrye

Previous scientific name(s): Elymus cylindricus

Cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass native to Siberia, Mongolia and Northern China. Excellent forage, with nutritional quality and palatability for livestock similar to Altai and Giant wildrye. Establishes rapidly and has quick recovery after cutting or grazing. Used in grass mixtures to increase production from young stands of grasses that are slow to establish.

Varieties: 
James

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
10 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
24.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
80,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes