Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
(a.k.a. Agropyron smithii)
Western wheatgrass is a long-lived species that has coarse blue-green leaves with prominent veins. It is a sod former with very strong, spreading rhizomes. Stems arise singly or in clusters of a few, and reach heights of 1 to 3 feet.
Western wheatgrass provides early spring forage and is palatable to all livestock
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