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

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Acidic
Soil Type Coarse to Medium
Approx. Seeds/lb 115,000
Canopy Mature Height 60-150 cm

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