A perennial, cool season, native sod forming grass that grows 24 to 48” tall. Used for stabilizing inland sand dunes, mine tailings and permanent cover on shallow to deep sands. Moderately tolerant of saline and saline sodic soils. It has poor palatability due to its course leaves, but it has been grazed in drought situations. Adapted to the Pacific Northwest it is and in Intermountain region.