Elymus trachycaulus (Agropyron trachycaulum)
Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS
Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric( Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 2.5′ -3.5′
Type: Cool season, perennial, bunchgrass
Wildlife Uses: Elk and Bighorn sheep enjoy grazing on Slender Wheat Grass.
Crop Uses: It is palatable and nutritious for livestock. Sometimes used in hay in combination with other grasses. Forage.
More Info: As a restoration grass, it grows quickly to hold the soil, then fades back in the first few years to give other grasses a chance to become established. This grass is alkali tolerant!