Pleuraphis jamesii

Pleuraphis jamesii

Galleta grass

Previous scientific name(s): Hilaria jamesii

Also known as Hilaria jamesii. Warm season, rhizomatous bunchy sod-former occurring on a wide variety of deep soils. Starts growth early and will mature in early summer and again in early fall when moisture is available. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife. Often occurs as a dominant or codominant throughout its range. Excellent for rangeland rehabilitation.

Varieties: 
Viva

Best known for the tough woody rootstock it develops. An exceptional soil binder, resists trampling and heavy grazing. Very drought tolerant, surviving in areas with only 8 inches of annual precipitation. Viva is most useful as a reclamation plant for mine spoils, pipelines, and roadsides in CO, UT, NM, TX and AZ. (Released 1979, source of ecotype: Newkirk, NM)

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 13 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
5.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
159,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes