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Columbia Needlegrass



A perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass that grows 6 to 24” tall, without rhizomes. Growth starts in mid-spring, matures by September, reproduces from seeds and tillers; may regrow in the fall if moisture is adequate. Provides good forage for livestock and wildlife, however injury can occur from the sharp-pointed callus, working into the ears, eyes, nostrils, and tongues of grazing animals. Also used for rangelands and reclamation it is commonly found across Western US from Canada to Mexico.