Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus,
(old nomenclature: Agropyron riparium) (Native)
Short to medium height, 1½ – 3 ft. tall, drought-tolerant, long-lived, rhizomatous, sod-forming, cool-season grass. Adapted to a variety of well-drained soil types including moderately alkaline soils. Excellent species for erosion control on roadsides, ditch banks, ponds, and mining and related reclamation. Also used for low maintenance turf. Minimum precip. is 6 – 8 inches. Plant fall or spring ¼ – ½ inch deep. 170,000 seeds/lb.
Named Release: ‘Sodar’ (Cultivar) Released in 1954 by Aberdeen, ID PMC from germplasm collected in Grand Co., OR. Exhibits excellent drought-tolerance, seedling-vigor, vigorous rhizomatousness and ability to compete with weedy species. Used for stabilization of critical sites.