Elymus virginicus

Common name: Virginia Wild Rye

Native plant

The most common of our woodland ryes in the Chicago-land area. It can stand much more disturbed sites than many grasses and does well in drainage areas with light shade. Slightly bigger than the other two woodland ryes, but with smaller seed heads. Great plant for hard to grow places.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grass

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

New Construction, Yards that Flood

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Green White

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Inches
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
1 Inches

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