Sandberg Bluegrass has a very short basal tuft with long, mostly bare stalks with seed heads on the ends. It is highly drought resistant, and as a result is reliable forage for cattle and wildlife.
||Poa secunda P. sandbergii
||Sandberg Bluegrass has a very short basal tuft with long, mostly bare stalks with seed heads on the ends. It is highly drought resistant, and as a result is reliable forage for cattle and wildlife.
|Height and Spread
||Up to 30 cm tall.
||Up to 15 cm spread.
||Does not have visible flowering.
|Light and Water
||Grows in open grasslands and forests.
||Grows in dry conditions, in well drained soils.
||This grass is fairly small and it is difficult to collect a large number of seeds. Because of this, Sandberg Bluegrass was used in limited ways as a food source by indigenous peoples, but not widely.
||Sandberg Bluegrass is an important forage grass for many species of wildlife and domesticated animals because it is very hardy and drought resistant, making it a reliable food source.
||Sandberg Bluegrass is commonly used, along with other species, to stabilize loose soil. It can also be used ornamentally, as it has a beautiful reddish colour in its stems later in the season.
||Sandberg Bluegrass has many different common names, including Alkali Bluegrass, Pacific Bluegrass, Nevada Bluegrass, and Slender Bluegrass.
||Sandberg Bluegrass can be readily propagated from seed.