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Poa fendleriana

Common Name(s): Mutton bluegrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=24° (C)    Opt.Max=17° (C)
Opt.Min=13° (C)    Abs.Min=9° (C)
Precipitation: 25 to 45 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -39° (C)
Soil pH: 6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse; clay loam, sandy, or gravelly
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Grown in western US. Adapted to wide variety of climatic conditions. Drought resistant. No salt tolerance.
Phytothora, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food - forage
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
North America
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