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Anthosachne scabra

Common Wheat-grass (previously known as Elymus scaber)

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Cover seed with thin layer of potting mix and gravel.



Germinates in 2-5 weeks.

Not necessary to thin.

Cool season grass - sow in autumn for best results.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

December - January

Storage and Ripening

After-ripening period of 1-6 months.
Loses viability quickly - best use seed less than 12 months old.

Grows from Cuttings