Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn

Scientific Name: Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Commelinidae / Cyperales / Poaceae / Gramineae / Achnatherum P. Beauv./ Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn

<i>Achnatherum nelsonii</i> (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn
General Information
Usda SymbolACNED2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsGraminoid
Native LocationsACNED2

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-28
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
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, Minimum135
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseLow
pH, Maximum8.0
pH, Minimum6.8
Precipitation, Maximum20
Precipitation, Minimum6
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)10
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


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


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorLow
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seed per Pound213000
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 EndSummer
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSummer
Fruit/Seed AbundanceMedium
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Propagated by CuttingsNo


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

<i>Achnatherum nelsonii</i> (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn

<i>Achnatherum nelsonii</i> (Scribn.) Barkworth var. dorei (Barkworth & Maze) Dorn

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