Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Walnut tolerant, Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 100-150 cm (39-59 in)


Canada Wild Rye is an ornamental bunch grass noted for its arching, wheat/rye-like spikes which bloom in summer and remain attractive well into winter. Greenish flowers appear in terminal, arching, bristly spikes which, when mature, gracefully nod and sway in the wind.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

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