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Canada Wild Rye

Canada Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis   


This graceful looking native Rye grass produces long, nodding, showy wheat-like flowers with long spurs that turn golden as they mature. Culturally it performs best in a sand dune or shoreline situation which is often disturbed by wind but will tolerate other habitats as well.  It also looks nice in dried flowers arrangements in the fall. The seeds are eaten by small birds.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 2-3 Feet

    Blooms: August to September

    Bloom Colour: Green

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Dry to Moist, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Prairies, Dry Meadows, Dunes & Sandy Shores

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