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Pseudoroegneria spicata

Bluebunch Wheatgrass

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Versatile and widespread grass adds balance and beauty.

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  • Broad-ranging Native
  • Waist-High Grass
  • Purely Prairie
  • Cool-Season Growth

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Plant Description and Details

Bluebunch wheatgrass can be seen around much of the western U.S. It's of moderate size, about 3' tall when headed. Each plant is a blue-green bunch of foliage topped by slender staw-colored seed heads fromsummer through fall. A large stand of Bluebunch Wheatgrass will undulate in the wind, simulating ocean waves.

Common Names Bluebunch Wheatgrass
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Shrub steppe to dry plains, canyons, and coniferous forest, crossing all western U.S.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Naturalized meadows, accent grass, soil stabilization.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 12 in.
Group Spacing 12-24 in.
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Mow to 3" in late winter to revitalize.
Wildlife Notes Cover for small animals, winter seed food and foliage forage.
Plants Symbol PSSPS
Family Name Poaceae
Lewis & Clark Yes

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