Sarcobatus vermiculatus

Sarcobatus vermiculatus

Black greasewood

Previous scientific name(s): Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi

Deciduous, much-branched shrub 2 to 8 feet tall occurring on clay saline or alkaline bottom lands as well as medium textured valley bottoms and benches, from 2,000 to 8,500 ft. Provides valuable cover to small mammals. Only fair palatability for livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 8 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 8,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
245,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer