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Canada Wildrye

Elymus canadensis, native

  • Short-lived, cool season perennial
  • Exceptional seedling vigour and rapid establishment
  • Used for stabilizing eroded areas due to deep, spreading root system
  • Leaves are flat, wide and waxy looking
  • Good quality forage early in the grazing season but then quality and palatability drops off as plants mature
  • Shade tolerant
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Grows in woody areas along trails, rivers and streams

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitBunchgrass
Flood ToleranceFair
Drought ToleranceGood
Salt ToleranceGood
Soil PHNeutral to Acidic
Soil TypeCoarse to Medium
Approx. Seeds/lb115,000
Canopy Mature Height60-150 cm

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