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Wheatgrass – Slender


Slender Wheatgrass is a short-lived, cool season, perennial bunchgrass. It is native to North America, from Alaska to Newfoundland, and as far south as Mexico. Overall it is rated as a good forage grass for all types of livestock, but it lacks significant protein value. It matures at heights between 2 and 4 feet tall and will establish quickly after its seeds are sown. Slender Wheatgrass has a high salinity tolerance and is often utilized for erosion control, rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems, and re-vegetation of overgrazed pastures. It will grow in moderately parched prairie ranges, as well as subalpine, alpine and temperate forests. Medium textured soil, that ranges anywhere between moist and dry, will support the growth of Slender Wheatgrass.

USDA Native Plant Database Plant Guide Link: SLENDER WHEATGRASS (usda.gov)

The broadcast seeding rate is 20 lb./acre.  If using a seed drill, the rate is 10 lb./acre.

*Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 3 pounds or more of this seed . Minimum order for wholesale pricing is $100. If interested please contact us for more information.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 45 square feet.

1/2 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 1,080 square feet.

1 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 2,180 square feet.

Scientific Name

Elymus trachycaulus

Product Type

Forage/Pasture Grass, Native Grass






NW Native species, North American Native species



Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)


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