Virginia Wild Rye is a native, perennial bunchgrass. It is similar to Nodding Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis) in appearance, but is typically shorter in height with shorter awns on the seed head.
The seed heads are more erect than those of Nodding Wild Rye which typically bow or droop.
It reaches approximately three feet in height, lacks rhizomes and reproduces by seed and tillers.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
PLS=Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.
Flower Color: Green and Straw
Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Host Plant: Essential larval host for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs