Species & Ecotypes

Below you will find our species chart for grasses.

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SEDGES & RUSHES
FORBS

Spring 2011
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KEY
Availability
A: Available
UA: Usually Available
AC: Available on Contract
L: Limited Availability
PO: Plugs Only
Moisture
D: Drought tolerant / Tolerates very dry soils
OD: Drought tolerant and obligate summer dormant (does not tolerate watering in summer)
M: Likes more moist conditions
W: Likes wet conditions
FT: Flood Tolerant
Light Tolerance
SU: Full sun
PS: Part shade
SH: Full shade
GRASSES
Scientific Name Common Name Ecotypes Available Picture Avail Usually Avail as Plugs Avg Live Seeds/LB (not ecotypes) Soil Tolerances Moisture Light Tolerance
Agrostis exarata Bentrass Glenn County: Kopta Slough   L   4,500,000 Moderately acidic, mineral W/M SU, PS
Agrostis pallens Thingrass     PO x n/a Sandy to rocky, good drainage W/M SU, PS
Agrostis hallii Hall's bentrass     PO   n/a   M SU, PS
Bromus carinatus California brome Santa Clara County: Arastadero Preserve
San Benito County: Near Pinnacles National Monument
Sierra Nevada
  A
A

A
x 63,000 Medium textured or loamy, tolerates clay D SU
Danthonia californica California oatgrass Napa County: Napa Marsh
Monterey County: Tenema Golf Club
  A / UA
A
x 120,000 Variable M SU, PS
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted hairgrass Lake County: Walker Ridge   A x 500,000 Variable, better on loam/clay-loam D/M SU, PS
Deschampsia elongata Slender hairgrass Sacramento County: Cosumnes River   PO   1,670,000 Fine sand, gravelly W/M SU, PS
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass Glenn County: Sacramento Wildlife Refuge   A x 500,000 Organic alkaline or saline W/M/D SU, PS
Elymus glaucus Blue wildrye Butte County: Llano Seco Ranch   L
    Best in fertile soils. Good drainage. D SU
Colusa County: Bear Valley   A  
Contra Costa County: Berkeley Hills   A x
Marin County: Point Reyes   A  
Marin County: San Rafael & Novato area   L  
Mariposa County: NRCS release   UA  
Sacramento County: Cosumnes River   AC  
San Mateo County: Crystal Springs Reserve   A  
Santa Clara County: Arastradero Preserve   A  
Tehama County: Dye Creek   L  
Yolo County: "Anderson"   UA  
Yolo County: Yolo Bypass   A x
Elymus multisetus Squirrel tail Tehama County
Yolo County: Lynch Creek
  A
L
  54,000 Range of textures, prefers fine-med. Sandy, rocky, gravelly OK. Good drainage. OD SU
Elymus trachycaulus Slender wheatgrass Colusa County: Bear Valley
Colusa County: Walker Ridge
San Mateo County: Crystal Springs
Reservoir
Yolo County: Willow Slough
  A
L
L


A
  105,000 loamy, clayey. Alkaline, saline OK. D/M SU, PS
Festuca californica California fescue California   PO x n/a Prefers fertile soils. Ok on serpentine. M SU, PS, SH
Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue Napa County: Quail Ridge   UA x n/a Silt loam, sandy loam, well-drained. OK on serpentine. Good drainage. D/M SU, PS, SH
Festuca rubra 'Molate' Molate fescue Contra Costa County: Point Molate   A x 310,000 Sandy D/M SU, PS, SH
Hordeum brachyantherum Meadow barley Colusa County: Bear Valley
Marin County: Tiberon
Napa County: Napa/Sonoma Marsh
Sacramento County: Cosumnes River
Solano County: Glide Ranch, Yolo Bypass
Solano County: Jepson Prairie
Yolo County: Yolo Bypass
  UA
A
L
A
A
A
A



x
82,000 Sand to clay, acid/low fertility OK. Tolerates alkaline/saline. M/W/FT SU
Hordeum brachyamtherum californicum California barley Colusa County: Highway 20
Colusa County: Serpentine
  A
A
x 130,000 Variable texture. Tolerates alkaline/saline. D SU
Hordeum depressum Alkali barley Yolo County: Davis Grasslands   A   58,000 Tolerates alkaline/saline. D/M SU
Koeleria macrantha Junegrass Lake County: Cache Creek Watershed   L x 400,000 Good drainage, clay, rocky. Medium/coarse texture. Low fertility OK. D/M SU, PS
Leersia oryzoides Rice cutgrass Yolo County: Cache Creek Watershed   A x n/a   M  
Leymus condensatus Giant wildrye Santa Barbara County: El Capitan   PO   n/a Good drainage. Variable. D/M SU, PS
Leymus triticoides Creeping wildrye Contra Costa County: Martinez Marsh
Kings County: 'Rio' NRCS release
Stanislaus County: White Lake
Yolo County: Yolo Bypass
Yolo County: Yolo Bypass--Short Variety
  L
A
A
A

PO
x


x


130,000 Clay, bottomlands, alkaline, saline. Fine-medium textures. Tolerates flooding. D to FT SU, PS
Melica californica California oniongrass Marin County: Ring Mountain
Solano County: Benicia
Solano County: Jepson Prairie
Tehama County: Inks Creek
Yolo County: Fiske Creek
  A
A

L
A
A
x 176,000 Good drainage. OD SU, PS
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass Placer County: Lincoln   A x 500,000 Good drainage, gravel, sand, medium to coarse texture D/M SU, PS
Nassella cernua Nodding needlegrass Fresno County
Kern County: Carrizo Plain
San Luis Obispo County: NRCS release
Solano County: Benicia
Tehama County: Inks Creek
Yolo County: Dunnigan Hills
  L
AC
A
A
A

L



x
131,000 Fine to medium texture, sandy, well drained, loamy D SU, PS
Nassella lepida Foothill needlegrass Marin County: Ring Mountain
San Mateo County: Crystal Springs Reserve
Yolo County: Stone Ranch
  A
AC
UA
x 267,000 Fine to medium texture. D SU, PS
Nassella pulchra Purple needlegrass Butte County: Llano Seco Ranch
  A   58,000 Clay, drainage, serpentine D SU, PS
Contra Costa County: Los Vaqueros Watershed   A x
Marin County: Oak Hill Park   A  
Napa County: Napa/Sonoma Marsh   A  
Sacramento County: Cosumnes River   A x
San Benito County: Pinnacles Nat. Monument   AC  
San Mateo County: Crystal Springs Reserve   AC  
Santa Clara County: Arastradero Preserve   A x
Solano County: Benicia   A  
Solano County: Jepson Prairie   L  
Sonoma County: Bodega Bay Area   A  
Tehama County: Inks Creek   A x
Tehama County: NW of Redbluff, NRCS release   A  
Yolo County: Fiske Creek   A  
San Benito County: Highway 101   L x
Yolo County: Stone Ranch   A  
Panicum capillare Witchgrass Yolo County: North of Winters   L   322,000   D SU
Poa secunda secunda One sided blue grass Kern County: Carrizo Plain
Tehama County: Vina Plains
Yolo County: Upper Fiske Creek
  AC
A
A


x
647,000 Rock outcrops, hardpan. Tolerages saline, alkaline. Medium to coarse texture. OD SU
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton Kern County   PO   n/a Clay, alkaline, loam. Variable texture. D/M  
Vulpia microstachys Small fescue Tehama County: Vina Plains
Yolo County: Fiske Creek
  UA
A
  365,000 Coarse, sandy, good drainage, serpentine OK D SU