Thinopyrum ponticum

Thinopyrum ponticum

Tall wheatgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Agropyron elongatum, Agropyron varnense, Elymus elongatus, Elymus elongatus var. ponticus, Elymus varnensis

Formerly known as: Agropyron elongatum and Elytrigia elongata. Cool season, late maturing, coarse, productive bunchgrass growing to 5 ft. or more. Extremely saline-tolerant, able to establish on soils with pH of 10.0. Adapted to both deep and shallow, well-drained and imperfectly drained soils; able to tolerate flooding and shallow water tables. Generally good palatability year-round.

Varieties: 
Alkar

Tall, high yielding forage producer adapted to wet, alkaline sites. (Released 1951, source of ecotype: former USSR)

Variety Release Notes: 
Jose

Medium tall, high yielding forage producer adapted to warmer climates of the Southwest. (Released 1965, source of ecotype: Australia, from Eurasia)

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
11 
- 17 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
16.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
79,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes