Canada Wild Rye

Canada Wild Rye is a large native bunchgrass, growing up to 1.5 m tall and having large drooping seed heads. It has broad rough leaves and a shallow, fine root network.

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Description
Latin Name Elymus canadensis
Type Grass
Description Canada Wild Rye is a large native bunchgrass, growing up to 1.5 m tall and having large drooping seed heads. It has broad rough leaves and a shallow, fine root network.
Height and Spread  100 – 150 cm tall. Up to 100 cm spread.
Bloom Colour Does not have visible flowering.
Bloom Months N/A
Foliage Colour Bright to dark green.
Seed Months July
Light and Water Prefers open, direct sunlight. Grows in dry conditions.
Ethnobotany Information Canada Wild Rye seeds are quite large and have been used as a food source during famine times. A decoction from the roots was also sometimes used to help with kidney problems.
Wildlife Uses Canada Wild Rye produces a large amount of foliage that provides browse for wildlife.
Garden Uses Canada Wild Rye has highly ornamental seed heads that
Facts Canada Wild Rye can sometimes be confused with Giant Wild Rye. They are easily distinguished as Canada Wild Rye has drooping seed heads will Giant Wild Rye has erect seed heads.
Propagation Techniques Canada Wild Rye can be easily propagated by seed.