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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Grasses Found at Whitman Mission

Native Grasses

Great Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus)
Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)
Streambank Wheatgrass (Elymus lanceolatus)
Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoreogneria spicata)

Non-Native Grasses

Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Tall Wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum)
Crested Wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum)
Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina)
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum)
Ripgut Brome (Bromus rigidus)
Rabbitsfoot Grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)
Bulbous Bluegrass (Poa bulbosa)
Leporinum Barley (Hordeum murinum ssp leporinum)



Park Handout: Grasses and Grasslike Plants Within Whitman Mission

Herbarium species list. Generated by computer, January 2007. Herbarium, Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

Personal communication with Roger Trick, Chief of Resource Management, Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

USDA, NRCS. 2007. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 January 2007). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site: General Management Plan, September 2000. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Did You Know?

picture of sawmill sign

The mission at Waiilatpu had a sawmill supplying it with needed cut lumber. It was located in the Mill Creek drainage. Lumber was needed for the split rail fences and finishing the houses built at the mission.