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.
||Does not have visible flowering.
||Bright to dark green.
|Light and Water
||Prefers open, direct sunlight.
||Grows in dry conditions.
||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.
||Canada Wild Rye produces a large amount of foliage that provides browse for wildlife.
||Canada Wild Rye has highly ornamental seed heads that
||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.
||Canada Wild Rye can be easily propagated by seed.