Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus

Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus

Streambank wheatgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Agropyron dasystachyum ssp. psammophilum, Agropyron dasystachyum var. psammophilum, Agropyron psammophilum, Elytrigia

Formerly known as Agropyron riparium. Cool season, drought-tolerant, strongly rhizomatous, perennial sod-former similar to ssp. lanceolatus but occupies slightly wetter sites and is more productive in slightly heavier soils. Also, not as palatable as ssp. lanceolatus.

Varieties: 
Sodar

Drought resistant, strongly rhizomatous grass with excellent seedling vigor. Used for erosion control and for low-maintenance turf. (Released 1968, source of ecotype: Grant County, OR)

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
- 8 
in.
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: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 11 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
18.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
156,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes