Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

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435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Questions? Gives us a call at 435.283.1411 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

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Snake River Wheatgrass Seed and Plant Description
Scientific Name: Elymus wawawaiensis

Snake River wheatgrass is recognized as one of the most drought tolerant native perennial grasses available. It can survive in as little as 8 inches of annual precipitation. The ‘Secar’ variety is more vigorous and productive than bluebunch wheatgrass, and the name was selected to reflect its drought tolerance (Seca means “dry” in Spanish). It’s heartiness and ease of establishment makes it a good selection for restoration projects or improvement of disturbed sites.

Snake River Wheatgrass Habitat

Snake River wheatgrass stands are persistent with an extensive root system, hardy seedlings. It establishes well under droughty conditions, particularly the Secar variety. It grows 1-4 feet tall and has a slightly blue-green color.

Snake River wheatgrass has good forage value for cattle, horses, and elk, and at some times during the year for sheep, deer and antelope. Caution must be taken to not overgrazed, especially in the spring.

This item has a minimum order quantity of 5 pounds.

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Slender Wheatgrass

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