Additional Grass Information
Elymus scaber, formally Anthosachne scabra
Native Wheat grass is found on various soil types from sand to clay-loams. It has a wide range of tolerances from mildly acidic to alkaline soils.
- High frost tolerance
- Moderate drought tolerance
- Low salt tolerance
- High heat tolerance
An attractive, useful grass for both pasture and revegetation. Revegetation is one of the best uses because Wheat grass establishes rapidly and has high seedling vigour. It can be used successfully as a cover crop to accompany a slower growing grass such as Wallaby grass.
Pasture –it occurs naturally with other grasses and is one of the first to start growing in spring, providing early green feed. It has high to moderate feed value.
Native Wheat grass was developed by Dr Michelle Murphy while studying at the University of New England. It is drought resistant, frost tolerant and has strong winter and early spring growth. Native Wheat grass is best used for revegetation or pasture.