Giant Wildrye

Giant Wildrye is a large native bunchgrass, growing up to 2 m tall and having large erect seed heads. It has broad, very tough smooth stiff leaves.

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Description
Latin Name Elymus cinereus Leymus cinereus
Type Grass
Description Giant Wildrye is a large native bunchgrass, growing up to 2 m tall and having large erect seed heads. It has broad, very tough smooth stiff leaves.
Height and Spread  1 – 2 m tall. Up to 1 m spread.
Bloom Colour Does not have visible flowering.
Bloom Months N/A
Foliage Colour Greyish-green.
Seed Months July
Light and Water Prefers open, direct sunlight. Grows in areas where there is ground moisture.
Ethnobotany Information Giant Wildrye was used by interior indigenous peoples to decorate split cedar root baskets. It was also used to line pits for cooking and to cover the floors in winter houses.
Wildlife Uses Giant Wildrye provides significant habitat due to its large size.
Garden Uses Giant Wildrye can look quite exotic due to its large size and should be planted in wetter areas of a garden. It can anchor various parts of a native plant garden effectively.
Facts Giant Wildrye was also made into a drink to help treat internal bleeding.
Propagation Techniques Giant Wildrye can be easily propagated by seed.