Native GrassesSelections of Native Grasses

Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds - Grasses

ESRS has been harvesting and producing native rangeland grasses as contract growers since 1985.

Alberta has a variety of native grasses. From the drought tolerant prairie grasses to tall wetland grasses there’s something in there that should work for your project. We can grow small or large quantities in whatever size you need. Below are some species we’ve grown in the past.

  • parrys oat grass seedling

    Western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii)

  • Northern wheatgrass (Agropyron dasystachyum)

  • Awned wheatgrass (Agropyron trachycaulum)

  • Slough grass (Beckmannia syzigachne)

  • Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

  • Bluejoint reed grass (Calamagrostis Canadensis)

  • Parry’s oat grass (Danthonia parryi)

  • Tufted hair grass (Deschampsia caespitosa)

  • Hairy wild rye (Elymus innovatus)

  • Giant wild rye (Elymus piperi)

  • Foothills rough fescue (Festuca campestris)

  • Plains rough fescue (Festuca hallii)

  • Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis)

  • Tall manna grass (Glyceria grandis)

  • Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)

  • Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha)

  • Fowl bluegrass (Poa palustris)

  • Sandberg bluegrass (Poa sandbergii)

  • Alpine bluegrass (Poa alpina)

  • Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

  • Alkali Cord Grass / Prairie Cord Grass (Spartina gracilis / pectinata)

  • Needle & Thread grass (Stipa comata)

  • Western porcupine grass (Stipa curtiseta)

  • Richardson needle grass (Stipa richardsonii)

  • Green needle grass (Stipa viridula)

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