Blue Joint Grass

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The Blue Joint Grass, Calamagrostis Canadensis Is A Perennial Grass Known For Its Longevity And Its Uses As Erosion Control And A Shoreline Stabilizer

The blue joint grass, formally known as the Calamagrostis Canadensis, is a long-lived perennial grass that thrives in cool seasons. People often compare them to the similarly-built canarygrass. However, the latter is coarser and with reddish rhizomes near the soil surface. This grass occurs from low to mid-elevation across most of Canada and the United States, save for the southeast. It grows in various environments, including meadows, open words, wet thickets or swamps, marshes, and margins of streams and lakes. It serves as an excellent addition to disturbed areas, easily colonizing forests following logging or fire.

As a mid-sized to tall native grass useful for wetland restoration and water bank stabilization, the bluejoint grass provides forage for bison, elk, deer, food, and habitat for small mammals, waterfowl, birds, and birds bears. It also shows up in hydroseeding mixtures for drainage ditches that filter stormwater. Its creeping rhizomes improve the plant's ability to bind the soil, especially along higher-gradient streams and waterways. With its height ranging from sixty to a hundred and eighty centimeters tall, there are three to eight nodes along its stems, and the bluejoint grass spreads slowly, forming a sod. Its foliage is ribbed, lax, rough to the touch, and three to eight millimeters wide. The panicle is relatively narrow open, and loosely branched, flowering in late June or July before the seed matures in August. The blue joint seeds are tiny, with fine hairs attached to the hull, and easily windborne. Though it is common in many areas of the northern boreal and temperate forests, it is scarce to nonexistent in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. However, it is more abundant along the Pacific Coast near lakes and in the Puget lowlands of Washington. The seed ripens in late summer, and its quality reaches its peak in the spring before maturity.

The Blue Joint, Calamagrostis Canadensis Seed Is Best Grown In Moist Soil Conditions, Where It Is Less Prone To Overgrazing

Since the blue joint seed has no dormancy, it only germinates when sown during the fall or spring. Its basal hairs should receive a debearding to improve seed flow, but because the blue-joint grass is sensitive to overgrazing in some regions, moist soil conditions help restrict spring grazing. In this case, one must time livestock utilization according to how dry the soils are and the stage of plant maturity. The blue joint grass remains viable for up to five or seven years, and it furnishes substantial amounts of herbage, with its stands hayed in the Midwestern states. Blue joint seeds and nursery stocks are more readily available in the West, Midwest, and Northeast United States.

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