Canada Wildrye

Species: Canada Wildrye (Elymus canadensis L.)
Cultivars:
Origin: North America
Use: Grazing
Description:
General:
Life Span:
2-4 feet tall, bunchgrass, propagates by seed.
Short-lived perennial.
Adaptation:
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Temperature:
5.0-7.9
Loam (bottomland), prefers moist soils.
20-45 Inches.
-43ยบ F (minimum), cold tolerant.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
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Production:
General:
Seed not available.
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March-April
1000-2500 lbs/A
Low bloat potential.;
High percentage of hard seed (good reseeder).
Notes:
  • NRCS is currently working with wildryes to release a cultivar.

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