Tall Wheatgrass

(Elytrigia spp.)
Status: Non-native
Description: Tall Wheatgrass is an important upland plant species that is used for food and nesting cover. This plant species generally arises from horizontal underground stems. The leaf blade is hairless and typically 0.75 to 2 inches wide. It is com­monly found on disturbed sites. The stems of this species are erect and stand anywhere from 14 to 52 inches tall.
Growth Requirements: Like most grasses, Tall Wheatgrass needs little management once it becomes estab­lished. Occasional mowing, burning, or discing may be required to maintain the field in an early stage of succession. This plant is most common on disturbed fields, at elevations of less than 5000 feet.