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Release: Arlington - blue wildrye

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SymbolELGLG
Release NameArlington
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionCool season perennial bunchgrass. Self-fertile and primarily self-pollinated (60-95%). Selected for agronomic performance and uniformity (0-2% variants). Good vigor first 2-3 years. Distinguished from other populations by its 3-9 day later maturity, light blue color in summer (glaucous stems), finer stems, and shorter culm height (range 60-140 cm, mean 105). Leaf blades glabrous, slightly glaucous, flat, usually lax, width 5-11 mm. Leaf sheaths strongly glaucous, the lower ones purplish tinged. Fewer visual disease symptoms, leaf rust (Puccinea sp.) and less leaf senescence at maturity. Mean seed weight 160,000 seeds/lb, avg. of 3 lots. Mean seed yield 414 lbs/ac, range 338-1158.
SourceOriginated from a wild population growing at an elevation of 200 ft near the city of Arlington in Snohomish County, WA.
Breeding MethodEcotype originating from a wild stand. Not intentionally bred or hybridized, but selected in comparison to 128 populations from OR, WA, and other states, in a nonreplicated study, and 4 years in solid stands at several sites in WA and OR.
Intended UseErosion control; quick self-perpetuating cover or site rehabilitation on logging roads, cut-over timberland, burned areas, steep hillsides, and prairies of western Oregon and Washington.
Release Info1995, cooperatively by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, Corvallis, OR; Washington Agricultural Research Center, Pullman, WA; and the Plant Materials Center, NRCS, Corvallis, OR.
Information SourcesGRIN; Release notice
Source StateWA
Source CountySnohomish
Source EcoregionPuget Lowlands
Latitude48.18
Longitude-122.11

 

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