Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
Grass (Native Species)
|| Western wheatgrass
Habitat: moist, mixed grass prairie, clay to sandy soils,
has a high tolerance for salty soil
Description: Cool-season, perennial sod-forming grass.
Seeds arranged in fairly tight spikes 1-6 inches long.
Height: 12-30 inches
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Western wheatgrass
is often associated with grama and needlegrass. It can be used
by livestock and wildlife. Grouse, pheasant, rabbits and songbirds
feed on it's seeds.
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