Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

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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 Info

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.

Product Details

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

Stratification: None

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

Host Plant: Essential larval host for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs

Product Code: ELY03G