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Common Name: Galleta Grass

Scientific Name: Pleuraphis jamesii

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife habitat improvement
~Disturbed site revegitation

Height: 1/2 - 2 feet

Root Type: Bunchgrass or sod

Growing Season: Warm

Soil Types: All soil textures

Tolerances: Moderate saline & alkaline

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 5-8 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 6 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 159,000

Optimal Planting Season: Spring or Summer

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch



Galleta Grass is a perennial, rhizomatous, bunchy, sod-forming grass species that is highly adaptable to all soil textures. Although moderately tolerant of saline and alkaline soils.

This grass species is highly tolerant to cold, drought, and winter conditions, making it a valuable asset for range, watershed, and wildlife habitat improvement projects, as well as for disturbed site revegetation. Galleta Grass can survive with as little as 5-8 inches of annual rainfall and can extract moisture from soils with high salinity levels. Its remarkable drought tolerance makes it an excellent grass species for grazing animals, as it can withstand prolonged periods of drought without losing its nutritional value. It is important to note that it is intolerant to heavy grazing.

Galleta Grass is a very important species for restoring degraded rangelands and wildlife habitats, and it has significant ecological, economic, and cultural value. It provides important forage for wildlife, livestock.



NRCS Plant Profile:

NRCS Plant Guide:

Galleta Grass


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