Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha

Prarie junegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Koeleria albescens, Koeleria cristata, Koeleria cristata var. longifolia, Koeleria cristata var. pinetorum, Koeleria

Formerly known as Koeleria cristata. Cool season, drought tolerant, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to moderately or well-drained soils. Starts growth in very early spring and provides excellent early season forage for livestock and wildlife. Establishes easily and is a good choice for revegetating severely disturbed areas.

Varieties: 
UP Sims Mesa
Umatilla

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
11.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,315,400
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes