Blue-bunch wheatgrass

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Pseudoroegneria spicata Blue-bunch wheatgrass

Poaceae (Grass) Family

Traits: Monocot flowering plants with non-showy flowers subtended by modified leaves. Have round hollow stems.

Blue-bunch wheatgrass is a tufted long-lived perennial, often forming clumps. In summer, becomes dormant as a water-conserving adaption. If conditions are favorable, it may green up again in the fall.

Grows up to 4 feet tall

Washington State Grass

Habitat: low-mid elevation shrub-steppe and forest; widespread throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, including Alaska.