Hairy Wildrye

Elymus villosus, native
  • Cool season perennial
  • Palatability is only fair due to coarseness and hairiness of foliage
  • Good for revegetating forested areas
  • Tolerant to moderately acidic soils
  • Desired for erosion control as roots spread quickly
  • Commonly found in foothills, montane and boreal forest regions with some occurrence in the parkland

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Soil PH Acidic to Neutral
Soil Type Suitable on All Soil Types (Coarse to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 175,000
Canopy Mature Height 40-100 cm

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