Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Tall, cool season, short-lived perennial bunch grass adapted to moist or periodically moist, well-drained sites including sandy drainages or banks. Good palatability but poor tolerance to grazing. Establishes easily providing quick initial cover.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 20-45 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.0-7.9


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 114,000

Seeding Rate: 10 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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