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Big Squirreltail

Elymus multisetus
As low as $146.88
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SKU
PG-SIJU
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Growing Region:
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Germination Rate:

Normal

Height:

12-24"

Uses:

Beautification
Water Conservation
Dryland
Irrigated
Native
Wildfire Resistant
Erosion Control
Green Manure
Cover Crop

Water:
Low Water
Native to US:

Yes

Life Form:

Perennial

Product Specifications:

Seeding Rate: 7 lbs. / Acre

Scientific Name: Elymus multisetus

Big squirreltail is a species of wildrye native to the western United States, particularly in California; often found on rocky or brushy hillsides and in open woods, dry plains, grasslands, or savannas. It is a drought tolerant bunchgrass that is fire resistant. Big squirretail prefers full sun, well drained soils and is used as a quick fix to soil stabilization. Big squirretail is similar to bottlebrush squirreltail (Elymus elymoides), but grows in slightly more mesic areas.

Host plant: woodland skipper, Nevada skipper, white-lined sphinx, armyworm moth, bronzed cutworm, glassy borer, and darted wainscot

Produced by Hedgerow Farms

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