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.
||Elymus cinereus Leymus cinereus
|Height and Spread
||1 – 2 m tall.
||Up to 1 m spread.
||Does not have visible flowering.
|Light and Water
||Prefers open, direct sunlight.
||Grows in areas where there is ground moisture.
||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.
||Giant Wildrye provides significant habitat due to its large size.
||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.
||Giant Wildrye was also made into a drink to help treat internal bleeding.
||Giant Wildrye can be easily propagated by seed.