Achnatherum Latiglume is a species of grass. This species is also known by the names:
– Wide-glumed needlegrass
– Sierra needlegrass
• It is endemic to California.
• It grows in:
– the mountain meadows
– pine forests of the Sierra Nevada
– few areas of the Transverse Ranges to the south.
• This grass is a perennial grass.
• It is of a bunching quality.
• They form tight bunches of stems.
• These erect stems can grow up to height of about 110 cms.
• The leaves are hair like.
• They are approximately less than 3 mm in width.
• The inflorescence is approximately to 30 centimeters in length.
• Each spikelet is hairy.
• It is about over one centimeter in length.
• They are sharply pointed.
• This has an awn that is approximately 4 centimeters in length.
• It kinked twice.
Scientific Classification for Achnatherum Latiglume
• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Monocots
• (unranked) : Commelinids
• Order : Poales
• Family : Poaceae
• Genus : Achnatherum
• Species : A. latiglume
• Binomial name : Achnatherum latiglume
• It truly is hardy to zone 8.
• It is in flower from May to July.
• The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and therefore are pollinated by Wind.
• It could fix Nitrogen.
• It succeeds in moderately fertile soil with moisture.
• The plant succeeds in full sun.
• The species tolerate temperatures to about -5°c.
• It is only suitable for the milder elements of the United States.
• These plants roots in many cases are surrounded by a rhizo sheath that harbors nitrogen-fixing organisms.
• These organisms probably contribute to the species’ success like a colonizer.
• This plant is suitable for light, medium and heavy soils.
• It prefers well-drained soil.
• The suitable pH for this plant is acid, neutral and basic soils.
• It wouldn’t grow inside shade.
• It prefers moist soil.
• The plant can tolerate strong winds but is not maritime exposure.
• Get results from sowing the seed in a greenhouse.
• Cover the seed.
• It should germinate freely within two weeks.
• Prick your seedlings into individual pots.
• Do so if they’re adequate to manage and plant them in early summer.
• Division should be done in spring.
• Larger divisions might be planted out direct in their permanent positions.
• It’s preferable to pot the smaller divisions.
• Grow them by avoiding shade in a very cold frame.
• Do so before planting them out in late spring or early summer.