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Achnatherum hymenoides

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Achnatherum hymenoides

Botanical Name: Achnatherum hymenoides
Common Name: Indian Ricegrass

Stunning cool season bunchgrass is extremely drought, cold and wind tolerant. Deep root system provides excellent erosion control. Combines well with mallows and sages.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Bunchgrass (cool season)
Height by Width: 1.5' H x 1.5' W
Growth Habit: Upright and open form
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Seedhead
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Southwest, Great Basin, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry, well drained, often sandy soil, desert shrub, sagebrush shrubland, pinyon/juniper below 11,220'

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