You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Plant Guide: Bluebunch wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata
Author: Ogle, Daniel G.; St. John, Loren; Jones, Thomas A.;
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 6 p.
Publication Series: Other
Description: Grass Family (Poaceae). Bluebunch wheatgrass is a perennial native bunchgrass. Bluebunch wheatgrass is highly variable and grows to 1.5 to 4 feet (0.4 to 1.2 m) tall with seed spikes 3 to 8 inches (76 to 200 mm) long. The auricles are pointed and semi-clasping to nearly lacking. Leaves are lax, cauline, flat to in-rolled, 0.6 to 0.25 inches (4 to 6 mm) wide, and green to blue in color. The sheath is generally glabrous. Reproductive stems are erect, slender, and sometimes wiry with a wavy rachis. The lemma awns range from being short to prominent and divergent except on the beardless type where the awn is lacking (Hitchcock 1950).
Keywords: bluebunch wheatgrass, Pseudoroegneria spicata
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Ogle, Daniel G.; St. John, Loren; Jones, Thomas A. 2010. Plant Guide: Bluebunch wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata. Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 6 p.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility