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Chapter 5:  Cultivars and Species for Use in Alaska
Commercially Available Species and Cultivars

‘Alyeska’ polargrass (pdf file)
Arctagrostis latifolia
, Cultivar

‘Alyeska’ polargrass is a cultivar developed by the University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station.  The prime purpose for this cultivar is revegetation in Interior and Western Alaska (Mitchell, 1979).  The species is adapted to moderately wet areas (Wright, 1992).

‘Alyeska’ polargrass (Arctagrostis latifolia)
  Figure 33:  ‘Alyeska’ polargrass (Arctagrostis latifolia) is one of the cultivars being produced by the PMC for use in revegetation. This was one of the early cultivars developed by the University of Alaska.

‘Kenai’ polargrass (pdf file)
Arctagrostis latifolia, Cultivar

‘Kenai’ polargrass is a variety recommended for forage and revegetation in Central, Interior, and Southern Alaska (Mitchell, 1987).  This species has potential for revegetating wet areas.  This cultivar was developed by the Alaska Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station at Palmer, Alaska.

‘Kenai’ polargrass (also Arctagrostis latifolia)
  Figure 34:  ‘Kenai’ polargrass (also Arctagrostis latifolia) was developed for southern regions of Alaska.

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