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Intermediate wheatgrass

Gramineae Agropyron intermedium (Host) Beauv.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a sod-forming wheatgrass, introduced from Russia. It has proved well adapted to the Northern and Central Great Plains, and in the Pacific Northwest. It is a little less hardy and drought resistant than crested wheatgrass. Plant growth is vigorous, and is relished by all classes of livestock. Stems reach a height of 3 to 4 feet. For both pasture and hay production, this is a valuable grass for its area of adaptation. It is readily established by seeding.

Last update March 2, 1999 by efg