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Grass : Major Rangeland Plants of Idaho:Grasses. Grass : Bluebunch Wheatgrass Perennial Native Good for Grazers Good for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Seeds.

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1 Grass : Major Rangeland Plants of Idaho:Grasses

2 Grass : Bluebunch Wheatgrass Perennial Native Good for Grazers Good for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Seeds have awns; bend outward as the seed head dries out Spike Seedhead Bunchgrass

3 Grass : Bottlebrush Squirreltail Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Poor for Browsers Spike seedhead several awns

4 Grass : Cheatgrass/Downy Brome Annual Introduced Fair for Grazers Poor for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Seedhead is a drooping panicle Turns a purplish color as it matures

5 Grass : Columbia Needlegrass Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Fair for Browsers awn One floret per spikelet Long awn (up to 1 ½ inch); lower part of the awn is twisted, but the upper part is straight

6 Grass : Crested Wheatgrass Perennial Introduced Good for Grazers Fair for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Overlapping spikelets; seed head appears feather-like or comb-like bunchgrass

7 Grass : Great Basin Wildrye Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Fair for Browsers Jennifer Peterson 3-6 florets/seeds per spikelet spikelets attach all around the stem forming a thick, dense, rounded, long spike

8 Grass : Idaho Fescue Perennial Native Good for Grazers Fair for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Narrow and tightly rolled leaves; 2 to 10 inches long Distinctive rich black, dense, fine fibrous root system

9 Grass : Indian Ricegrass Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Fair for Browsers K. Launchbaugh seed head is an open, lacey- looking panicle; branches split dichotomously Very short awns surrounded by tufts of white hairs

10 Grass : Medusahead Rye Annual Introduced Poor for Grazers Poor for Browsers Jennifer Peterson Lovina Roselle Short stature (< one foot) long and twisted awns Shorter bristles located at the base of spikelet

11 Grass : Mountain Bromegrass Perennial Native Good for Grazers Good for Browsers The seed head is a large panicle with open or drooping branches, 4 to 10 inches long Short awns (<1/3 inch)

12 Grass : Karen Launchbaugh Orchardgrass Perennial Native Good for Grazers Good for Browsers Jennifer Peterson The spikelets are clustered together on one side of the panicle branches Stems are flat at the base

13 Grass : Red Threeawn Perennial Native Poor for Grazers Poor for Browsers Mike Haddock 3 long straight awns per spikelet (hence the name ‘threeawn’) A strong bunchgrass

14 Grass : Sandberg Bluegrass Robert H. USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento, CA. Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Poor for Browsers panicle seedhead with branches pointing upward. NO awns Leaves < 3 inches while seed stalks measure up to 1 foot

15 Grass : Smooth Bromegrass Perennial Introduced Good for Grazers Fair for Browsers NO awns on spikelets Leaves have a conspicuous “W” or “M” crimped into them

16 Grass : Western Wheatgrass Perennial Native Fair for Grazers Fair for Browsers Mike Haddock Spikelets arranged on opposing sides of mainstem Sod-forming grass spreading by rhizomes


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