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Elymus canadensis

Canada wild rye


This hardy native grass is drought tolerant and thrives in a variety of soil types, making it an excellent choice for restoration projects or erosion control. Its tall, graceful plumes of seed heads add visual interest to the landscape, and it also provides important habitat for birds and other wildlife.


Canada wild rye is a low-maintenance option for adding texture and movement to your garden, as well as a great option for planting in mass to create a naturalized look.


photo by Matt Lavin

Elymus canadensis (Canada wild rye)