Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula)

Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula)


Bottlebrush Grass Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Excellent for use in upland shaded zones of shoreline restoration projects. Has a very interesting inflorescence and seed head. It is a nice addition to a woodland garden! Grows well under evergreens.

Native Range: Native to the Upper Midwest, Appalachia and the Northeast.

Wildlife value: Provides nesting material, cover and food (seeds) for birds. Host plant for the Northern Pearly Eye butterfly (Enodia anthedon) and several species of moths.

More Info: Hystrix equates to “hedgehog” in Greek, and refers to its prickly seeds.

Other Names: Northern Sweet Grass, Eastern Bottlebrush Grass

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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