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Achnatherum (nelsonii)

Jim Barner
Seed Extractory Manager
USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory
63095 Deschutes Market Rd.
Bend, Oregon 97701
541-383-5498 (fax)

Family Scientific Name: Poaceae
Family Common Name: Grass family
Scientific Name: Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth nelsonii
Common Name: Columbia needlegrass
Species Code: ACNEN2
Ecotype: USFS, Boise National Forest, Lucky Peak Nursery, Boise, Idaho
Propagation Goal: seeds
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Collection: Small lot, 6 pounds, grown and harvested at USFS, Lucky Peak Nursery, Boise, Idaho.
Propagule Processing: METHOD OF CLEANING: Seed lot is first processed using a Westrup Model LA-H laboratory brush machine, with a #40 mantel, at medium speed.
Seeds are then air-screened using an office Clipper, with a top screen: 4x19 wire and a bottom screen: blank, medium speed, medium air. Number of Seeds per Pound: 256,270 Purity: 97%, TZ: 98% (Oregon State University Seed Laboratory Analysis) X-Ray 100 Seeds: 97% Filled
Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Storage: Cold Storage, 33-38 Degrees Fahrenheit
Other Comments: Seed lots that are grown in nurseries may present unique challenges and may be processed differently than native collections.


Barner, Jim. 2009. Propagation protocol for production of Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.) Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth seeds USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory Bend, Oregon. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/05/08). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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