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Indian Rice Grass, Paloma

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Description

Achnatherum hymenoides
Indian Rice grass is a short growing, densely tufted, perennial Native bunchgrass, named because of its use as a grain by Native Americans. The seeds were ground for flour, mixed with water and cooked into a mush by the Montana Indians, Navajo, Hopi, Apache, Paiute and others. It's graceful and lacy seed heads appear in early Summer and are valued both in the landscape as well as in dried bouquets. This beautiful grass often dominates sandy slopes with its sage-green, wiry foliage which turns tan when dormant, and its ivory-colored seed heads. Indian Rice grass thrives in sandy or rocky, well drained soils. This grass can be mowed to 8 inches in early Fall, and it is best to trim down old clumps to the ground during the Winter to allow self-sown seedlings room to develop. Its forage is highly palatable to wildlife and livestock, and seeds are gathered by birds and small mammals. Indian Rice grass is very drought tolerant and useful for rangeland improvement and land reclamation projects. Paloma is a Southern type, best in milder areas, and was the first variety named and released as an improved type. It produces excellent palatable, tall forage, and is often used in lowland range seedings as part of a reclamation mix.
Growing Height: 8 to 18"
Min Yearly Rainfall: 9"
Seeds Per Pound: 141,000
Acre Rate: 12 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet: 2 lbs
Growing Regions:Northwest, Great Plains

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Planting: Spring

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Planting: Fall

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Bunch

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Growth: Upright

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Height: 12-18"

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Soil: Loamy

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Soil: Sandy

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Traffic: Low

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Water: Low Usage

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Weather: Cool Season

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