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Timber oatgrass

The Timber oatgrass (Danthonia intermedia)

is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers in late Spring. It requires low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 80 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Danthonia intermedia grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7.8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to sand and loamy sand soils, and prefers low fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.5m / 1.6ft.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).


Very resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.


Propagation techniques include seed.

-33°C / -27.4F 6 to 7.8 0.5m / 1.6ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Danthonia
Specific epithet ? intermedia
Common names
Timber oatgrass (United States)
IPNI details on Danthonia intermedia
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