Achnatherum lemmonii (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii

Scientific Name: Achnatherum lemmonii (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Commelinidae / Cyperales / Poaceae / Gramineae / Achnatherum P. Beauv./ Achnatherum lemmonii (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii

<i>Achnatherum lemmonii</i> (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii
General Information
Usda SymbolACLEL2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsGraminoid
Native LocationsACLEL2

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Achnatherum lemmonii (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-28
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days, Minimum90
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseLow
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum6.0
Precipitation, Maximum20
Precipitation, Minimum10
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)12
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Shape and OrientationSemi-Erect
Nitrogen FixationNone
Resprout AbilityNo
Active Growth PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorYellow
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Low Growing GrassYes
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)3.0
Growth RateSlow
Growth FormBunch
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorMedium
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seed per Pound239000
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndFall
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSummer
Fruit/Seed AbundanceLow
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Bloom PeriodSummer
Propagated by CuttingsNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Protein PotentialLow
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalMedium
Palatable Browse AnimalMedium
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Achnatherum lemmonii</i> (Vasey) Barkworth ssp. lemmonii

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