Alkali Sacaton is a warm season, native, perennial bunch grass known for growing in alkaline, riparian, and dry areas. It is typically used as a reclamation grass and it has a deep and fibrous root system that helps with erosion control. It can establish on a wide range of soils and once established it can survive both drought and inundation. Once it is established it makes large bunches and can be moderate to good forage for horses and cows. It provides excellent leafy groundcover for birds. Typical germination period is 7 to 10 days when conditions are right.
- Type: Warm Grass
- Purpose: Reclamation and Erosion
- Latin Name: Sporoolus airodes
- Height: 20" - 40"
- Cool/Warm: Warm
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 1 - Very Sunny
- Min. Precipitation: 10" - 15"
- Seeds Per Pound: 1,750,000
- Native/Introduced: Native
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Planting Rate: 2 - 3 pls lbs/ac
- Growth Pattern: Bunch
- Variety Release Sheet:
- USDA Sheet: https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_spai.pdf
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