Western Wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)

Family: Poaceae (Grass Family)
Duration:
Perennial
Sun:
 Sun; Part Shade
Soil:
Moist; alkaline clay; loam; sand
Water:
Medium
Colour:
(bloom) Yellow; (leaf) Gray-green, blue-green, or silvery green
Bloom Time:
May through June
Planting Time:
Height:
1-3 ft
Locations:
Hillsides; canyons; open woods; prairies; scrubland; often in ditches with seasonal poor drainage
Benefits:
Erosion control; attracts birds
Seed saving:
Other notes:
Drought tolerant; thrives in seasonal poor drainage and high-rainfall years; quick to become aggressive and to crowd out other grasses