Elymus canadensis

Elymus canadensis

Canada wildrye

Previous scientific name(s): Elymus brachystachys, Elymus Canadensis var. brachystachys , Elymus Canadensis var. hirsutus, Elymus Canadensis var. r

Tall, cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to moist or periodically moist, well-drained sites including sandy drainages or banks. Good palatability but poor tolerance to grazing. Establishes easily providing quick initial cover.

Varieties: 
Helena Valley

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
11 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
24.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
115,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes