Arkansas Valley Seed supplies the highest quality native grass seed products for erosion control, revegetation, reclamation and restoration. We provide a selection of grasses native to the Western United States, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Intermountain regions and other areas throughout the US. We offer a variety of perennial warm- and cool-season native grass species including wheatgrass, ryegrass, bluegrass, fescue and other varieties. From Arizona Fescue to Canada Wildrye, Arkansas Valley Seed has your native grass seed needs covered.

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Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolus airoides)

A tough perennial, warm season, native growing in large bunches 24″ to 42″ tall. It grows on dry to moist sites with sand or gravelly soil. This species is used for good forage or grazing grass in lowland and in alkali regions. Alkali Sacaton’s abundant herbage is eaten by cattle, sheep, and horses. It ranges from South Dakota to Washington, south to Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Mexico.

Alkaligrass (Puccinellia sp.)

A perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass standing 12 to 18” tall. It grows on a wide range of soils and can tolerate high amounts of salinity. This species is an excellent choice in reclamation, roadside stabilization or on saline sites requiring turf. Alkaligrass ranges from New Mexico to Canada and throughout the west.

Varieties:
Fults II

 

 

Alpine Bluegrass (Poa alpina)

A perennial, cold tolerant, native bunchgrass that grows 8 to 24” tall. Grows well in cooler alpine, subalpine zones and mountain meadows. Prefers open sites and well-drained soils. Utilized for erosion control, reclamation and restoration. Occurs in Colorado, Utah, Washington and Oregon.

Annual Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum)

Annual ryegrass is quite similar to perennial ryegrass except it is an annual or biennial, depending on climate and/or length of growing season. These grasses have a wide range of adaptability to soils, but thrive on dark rich soils in regions having mild climates. They do not withstand hot, dry weather or severe winters. They will stand fairly wet soils with reasonably good surface drainage. Annual ryegrass is distributed throughout the entire United States.

Arizona Cottontop (Digitaria californica)

A perennial, warm season, native bunchgrass that grows 12 to 24” tall. It is a green to bluish-green in color and has adapted to a variety of soils from clay loam to sandy loam as well as loose gravelly soils. Primarily used for in revegetation of eroded rangelands, retired croplands, and to provide forage for wildlife and livestock. Common in the Southwest, from southern Colorado to Texas, Arizona, and northern Mexico.

Arizona Fescue (Festuca arizonica)

A long-lived, perennial, cool season native grass that is densely tufted and bunching,  growing 12 to 36” tall. Found on shallow clay loam to loam and sandy to gravely soils. A heavy root system is an excellent soil binder. Suited for revegetating and stabilizing disturbed soils, road, ski slopes and construction in the mountains. Moderately palatable, can be used for forage and range land restoration. Native to the ponderosa pine zone from Colorado to south to west Texas, Mexico and Nevada.

Beardless Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. inermis)

Beadless Bluebunch wheatgrass is a perennial, cool season, native, erect bunchgrass, 12 to 30” tall, often with short rhizomes. It has a wide spectrum of adaptations. It is found on all aspects on mountain slopes, benches, basins, or alluvial fans, and in valley bottoms. Adapted to a wide variety of soils, but is found mostly in well- drained, medium to coarse textures soils which vary in depth from shallow to very deep.

Beardless Wildrye (Leymus triticoides)

Beardless Wildrye is a perennial, cool season, native sod-forming grass. It is typically at least 20” tall with strong rhizomes. This grass grows on mostly heavy soils in riparian areas, bottomlands, valleys, foothills, mountain flats and meadows from coastal marshes to high elevations. Beardless Wildrye is used for soil stabilization on channel, stream and river slopes and restoration of roadside, riparian and rangeland areas. It is also a good source of forage.

Big Bluegrass

A long-lived perennial, cool season, native, bunchgrass growing 24 to 48” high. It is a tall, tufted grass that is remarkably drought resistant. Known for high production of palatable forage making it a very valuable range grass.
Big Bluegrass is the largest of the native bluegrasses found in the intermountain zone of the north- west states.
Varieties:
Sherman

Big Bluestem

A perennial, warm season, native tufted, sod-forming grass. It is tall, reaching a height of 6 to 8 feet on most sites when left ungrazed. It has short, scaly rhizomes and seed heads that normally have 3 spikelets that appear like a ‘turkey foot.’ Occurring from the short grass prairie region to the Atlantic Ocean.
Varieties:
Bison | Bonilla | Champ | Kaw | Pawnee

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Black Grama

A perennial warm season, native sod-forming bunches, growing 12 to 24” tall. It grows in large patches and spreads by stolons. One of the best, most nutritious grasses, producing an abundance of forage. It remains palatable and nutritious throughout the year. Seed production is low, this grass is difficult to reestablish once it has disappeared from a range.

Blue Grama

A common perennial, warm season, native bunchgrass reaching 10 to 20”. It reproduces by tillering and by seed. Mature seed heads are curved, resembling a human eyebrow. This grass demonstrates good drought, fair salinity, and moderate alkalinity tolerances. It does not tolerate dense shade, flooding, a high water table, or acid soils. Blue Grama is distributed throughout the western United States, but primarily throughout the Great Plains.
Varieties:
Alma | Bad River | Hachita | Lovington

Blue Wildrye

A large perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass growing up to 5′ in height. It is similar in stature and growth habit to slender wheatgrass. Blue Wildrye is good for streambank restoration, meadow and swale seeding. It is also excellent for reseeding burned or disturbed areas in oak woodland or forest. Found from California to Alaska and into the Great Plains and northern Mexico.
Varieties:
Arlington | Elkton

Bluebunch Wheatgrass

A long-lived perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass that grows to 18 to 48” tall with strong rhizomes. It is very drought resistant, persistent and adapted to stabilization of disturbed soils. This nutritious grass is used for hay production, but is better suited and more palatable when used for grazing. Most common to the northern Great Plains and the Intermountain regions of the western United States.
Varieties:
Anatone | Goldar | P-7 | Secar

Bottlebrush Squirreltail

A perennial, cool-season, native bunchgrass growing between 4 to 25” tall. Sometimes called “bristlegrass” and is considered to be one of the most fire resistant native bunchgrasses. It is considered to be fair to desirable forage for cattle, horses and sheep. Commonly found throughout the Rocky Mountain region and West.
Varieties:
Sand Hollow

Buffalograss

A perennial, low-growing warm- season, native sod-forming grass. Leaf blades are 10 to 12” long, but they fall over and give the turf a short appearance. This grass occurs naturally and grows best on clay loam to clay soils and does is not adapted to shaded sites. It has a low fertility requirement and it often will maintain good density without supplemental fertilization. Buffalograss is found throughout the Midwest.
Varieties:
Bison | Bowie (Turf-Type) | Cody (Turf-
Type) | Sharps Improved II | Sharp Shooter (Turf-Type) | Texoka | Topgun (Turf-Type)