A persistent perennial, cool season, introduced bunchgrass, forming distinct flowering clumps 24 to 48 tall. It is one of the earliest species to grow in the spring, making tremendous growth during cool conditions. It performs well on different textured soils ranging from clay to gravely loams and on shallow to deep soils. The primary use of Orchardgrass is for forage production and is highly palatable to all livestock. Found in the high-rainfall regions of the western mountains and in irrigated areas throughout the West. Varieties: Latar | Paiute |Potomac. Plus numerous others.