Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus


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Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 2-4 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: This grass grows well on a variety of soils types and sun exposures. It is a great grass for erosion control and streambank stabilization. Like most Elymus species, it establishes quickly and fades out after a few years as slower-growing grasses establish. Reseeds readily. It is a nice addition to shoreline restorations and shaded rain gardens. Bold and interesting seed heads. Grows well under evergreens.

Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S.

Wildlife Value: The plant matter is used as denning material. It provides good forage for wildlife and livestock.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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