Virginia Wildrye

Species: Virginia wildrye (Elymus Virgincus L.)
Cultivars: Native grass occurring throughout most of Texas except High Plains & Trans Pecos.
Origin: North America
Use: Grazing
Description:
General:
Life Span:
2-4 feet tall, erect.
Short-lived perennial.
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
5.0-7.5
Loam (bottomland), grows in variety of sands and clays.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
seed not available
N/A
N/A
N/A
March-April
1000-2000 lb/A
Notes:
  • NRCS is currently working with wildryes to release a cultivar.
  • Provides seed and forage for birds and small mammals.
  • Used for denning and resting material.
  • Fair forage for wildlife.

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