Elymus trachycaulus
Plants Of The Southwest

Elymus trachycaulus

Slender Wheatgrass

Slender Wheatgrass is a cool season bunchgrass +/- 2 feet tall. Salt tolerant, fast growing and shortlived (3-5 years). Widely used for reclamation in western U.S. because of its quick cover and persistence until other grasses take hold. Food and cover for birds and small mammals (and Elk at higher elevations). 10 pounds per acre.



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