Creeping (or beardless) Wildrye (old nomenclature: Elymus triticoides) (Native)
Medium to tall, 1½ – 4 ft., perennial, cool-season, drought-tolerant, rhizomatous, sod-forming grass. Adapted to a wide range of soil types. Good tolerance to alkaline and saline soils. Good palatability, especially early in spring. Tolerant to spring flooding. Valuable for forage wildlife habitat and soil stabilization. Minimum precip. is 8 – 10 inches. Fall planting is necessary to give seeds the cold treatment necessary to germinate. Plant ½ – ¾ inch deep. 170,000 seeds/lb.
Named Release: ‘Shoshone’ (Cultivar) Released in 1980 by the Bridger, MT PMC and MT/WY AES. Latter determined to be the Eurasian species Leymus multicanlis.