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Calamagrostis canadensis

Common Name(s): Canada reed grass; blue joint grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100
Precipitation: 14 to 67 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 4.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, fine
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Cool season grass found in northern half of N. America. Low drought, no salt tolerances.
Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Animal Food - forage, Environ. - revegetator, Animal Food - fodder


Geographical Origin:
North America
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