Koeleria cristata
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Koeleria cristata

koeler grass

  family gramineae 
  genus koeleria 

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Genus  Koeleria Species  cristata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  koeler grass   Junegrass Family  GRAMINEAE Specimen number  S13792 Data source  Allergy p123;Xeri p297
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Decumbent Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Koeleria cristata can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. It prefers dry soils. This is a prairie grass suitable for select areas.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  May 01 - Jul 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This is a light producer of pollen but should cause problems to only the most sensitive hay fever sufferers. May to July is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Koeleria cristata is a native plant in the natural environment that occurs throughout Coastal Regions US and Canada.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Koeleria cristata is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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