Gunnison County Forage Plants: Native Grasses


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Arizona fescue (Festuca arizonica)

Though it provides good forge value in dry, upland areas, Arizona fescue is intolerant of heavy grazing, especially when grazed in spring. Light summer grazing of this grass is recommended.


Festuca arizonica

Growth Habit: Bunch grass
Season of Use: Summer
Salt Tolerance: Fair
Seeding Vigor: Good
Longevity: Long
Recovery Rate: Medium
Wet Tolerance: Poor
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Yield Potential: High
Winter Hardiness: Excellent
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