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Release: Shoshone - beardless wildrye

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SymbolLETR5
Release NameShoshone
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionAn exceptionally leafy, fine-stemmed, high forage producer; rhizomes especially vigorous, extending 1.8 m in one season; leaves broad, lax, and dark green. Comparatively high seed production for this species; seed plump and heavy. Seed dormancy requires fall dormant planting in a moist seedbed.
SourceCollected in 1958 at Riverton, WY, fairgrounds by J.L. McWilliams and Aubry Stanton. Possibly a seeded stand established in the 1940s from an unknown source.
Breeding MethodDirect increase of field collection.
Intended UseShoshone is used primarily for forage, stabilization, or cover on wet or wet-saline-alkaline soils. This includes pastureland; saline-affected, irrigated cropland; and dryland, saline-seep discharge areas.
Release Info1980, cooperatively by Plant Materials Center, SCS, Bridger, MT, and the Montana and Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Stations.
Source StateWY
Source CountyFremont
Source EcoregionWyoming Basin
Latitude43.03
Longitude-108.38

 

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