Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. barbulatum

Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. barbulatum

Pubescent wheatgrass

Formerly known as Agropyron trichophorum and as Elytrigia intermedia ssp. trichophorum. Cool season, robust, drought tolerant, strongly rhizomatous, long-lived sod-forming grass. Similar to Thinopyrum intermedium but more tolerant of drought, lower soil fertility, higher alkalinity and higher elevations.

Varieties: 
Greenleaf

Plants produce bright green foliage. Very winter hardy with excellent seedling vigor. (Released 1966, source of ecotype: Davenport, WA and Bismarck, ND)

Luna

Plants produce dark green foliage. Adapted to warmer, lower elevation sites. Excellent seedling vigor, but forms weaker sod than Topar. (Released 1963, source of ecotype: former USSR)

Manska

Selected from diverse lots of Mandan. Forage yields similar to Oahe, but higher nutritive value. Most suited to Central and Northern Great Plains in areas with 14 inches MAP. (Released 1992)

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
- 14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 14 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
100,000
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes